This sample shows how to use the PackWebRequest and PackWebResponse APIs to access data files and content that is contained in a Package. The sample simulates a client/server architecture where content that the client user wishes access is located in Package stores on one of several "ArchiveServers". The Package stores on each ArchiveServer can be accessed by a "RetailServer" that the client can query to retrieve the desired content. The sample illustrates use of the pack URI to form a PackWebRequest and retrieve data from a resultant PackWebResponse. For additional information about how the sample operates, see the documentation files provided in the sample "Documents" folder.
This sample demonstrates specific features of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and, consequently, does not necessarily follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of WPF and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:
Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices
Security - WPF Security
Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview
Building the Sample
Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.
Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.
To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.
To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.
Running the Sample
To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.
To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio 2005, press F5.