This Friday I will be giving a web presentation on building a Silverlight-based Windows Vista gadget for Radio & TV Stations. When you build a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget, you can package it as either a .zip archive or a .cab archive and then change the extension to .gadget. Here's how you determine which method to use:
When reading the documentation for building Sidebar Gadgets on MSDN, I didn't see the steps for using Visual Studio to build gadget .cab files, so I added it to the documentation myself (see the bottom of this page). This is actually something that anyone with a Live ID can do. At the bottom of the page in MSDN Documentation, there is a Community Content section where you can add your comments. As we are always trying to improve our developer documentation, this is a great way for the .Net developer community to help.