If you are like me you’ve been using Windows 7 for a while now and it’s a great release!  There are a number of very cool features in the system, including things like touch and sensor support.  We want to make sure it is easy for you to get started lighting up your application, managed or unmanaged, with the new system.  To that end I’m happy to announce the availability of the new XP2Win7 Reference Application which you can download here:


XP2Win7 Reference Application

The download contains a full set of reference material and source code.  The demo is a fully functional application called PhotoView which shows many categories:

  • Infrastructural work like Restart & Recovery, and IO Optimization
  • User interaction support like jump lists and local search
  • And cool Windows 7 light up with touch and sensors

The application makes it easy to explore each feature with a tab pane at the top:


In this example you can see a light sensor plugged into the left (the bar chart mixer view).

Win7 is going to be an awesome release and I hope you will find this application a great resource to get started.