Some AutoCAD add-ins require file storage or retrieval. While the solution for some is to read from and write to a network share, the solution for others is to read from and write directly to “the cloud” (insert cool music here). While we hear about "the cloud" on a daily basis, many developers have not yet moved to cloud-based storage for their applications. This class will demonstrate how easy it is to begin capitalizing on "the cloud" for file storage in a .NET AutoCAD add-in. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved
- Learn the pros and cons of cloud-based file storage
- Learn how to create a new SQL Azure Storage Account
- Discover the basic code necessary to read from and write to Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage
- See examples of how cloud-based storage can benefit a variety of AutoCAD .NET add-ins
Jerry Winters has taught at nearly every U.S.-based Autodesk University over the past 17 years primarily on topics of AutoCAD software customization using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VB.NET. He brings a unique blend of education and entertainment as he tackles what would otherwise be a dry topic. And while he reserves the week before Thanksgiving for meeting with and enjoying the company of his Autodesk friends, the rest of the year is spent with his beautiful wife of 26 years and his 9 (yes, that's 9) children in rural Lake Point, Utah, where they are occasionally found singing at community events and senior centers.