Reading a Package Sample

This sample shows how to read content, resource, and relationship parts from a XML Paper Specification (XPS) Package. In executing PackageRead, the elements within the sample myPackage.package file are extracted into a "Target" folder with "Content" and "Resources" sub-folders containing the original content and resource data files. myPackage.package is in fact a ZIP file that contains the package's content, resource, and relationship elements. Reference copies of myPackage.package are provided in the files myPackage-sample.package and (a duplicate of myPackage-sample.package with a .zip extension to make it easy to open and explore).

This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (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

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  • 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.


The Reading a Package Sample shows how to write content, resource, and relationship parts to a Package.

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