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In an announcement to subcribers of the Windows Logo program, the first community preview of the Windows Logo Test Kit will be available for download April 14. The toolkit is a simple, light-weight, automated command-line tool to verify an application’s compliance against the Logo requirements. It generates a compliance report based on the outcome of the Logo tests.
You may opt-in HERE to be notified via email when the Alpha toolkit is released.
The validations performed by the toolkit are a reflection of the updated logo specification and requirements available today at Windows Client Software Logo Requirements.xps. The documentation explains the behavior and policies which will help you get a sense of where your applications are with respect to Windows 7 Logo readiness.
For an application to qualify for the Windows 7 Logo Program, it must meet the following criteria:
The following application types illustrate standalone applications that qualify for the Windows 7 Software Logo Program:
To qualify, your software must adhere to the following standards.
That's it. The details are available in the Windows Client Software Logo Requirements.xps.
Some additional recommendations are made concerning how your application uses default programs and file associations, uses high resolution displays, Unicode, and security.
Follow these steps to verify that your application complies with the Windows 7 Client Software Logo technical requirements:
My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio. MEF Preview 5 has been released. MEF will be used for developing extensions to the new WPF editor in VS2010. Greg Duncan posted a