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The Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework (formerly VistaBridge) is a source code library that provides access to the new Windows 7 features from managed code. These features are not available to developers today in the .NET Framework. Download the free code pack and check out this video of the Code Pack in Action.
The features included in this version (v0.85) of the library are:
Please note that this library is currently a work-in-progress and this release is version 0.85 of this library. The final version of this library will be available around the time of the Windows 7 RTM release. Various features in the library could change between now and final release.
Two minute videos demonstrating some of the features in this release are now available:
This should get you started in lighting up Windows 7 features in your applications.
For more information, see Windows 7 Managed Code APIs.
Also available, See Windows 7 From a Developer Point of View in msdev.com Videos and Gunther Lenz's videos Windows Taskbar in 10 Minutes – Part IV: Preview and Window Peek.