msdev MSDEV has produced a set of videos to help you light up your application with the features of Windows 7. The online videos are available today.

Get to know Windows 7, 7 minutes at a time! In this series of short, code-focused videos you’ll see how to take advantage of the great new features in Windows 7. Each video is under seven minutes long, so you can check out a new video in less time than it takes to check your mail or grab your morning cup of coffee.

Windows 7 Taskbar “Thumb Buttons”. This video shows examples of taskbar thumbnail controls, and the code that created them.

Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlays. This demo shows an example of coding a taskbar icon overlay.

Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists. This video demonstrates how to customize an application’s Windows 7 Jump List.

Windows 7 Taskbar “Hot Colors”. This video shows how a "hot color" is used in the taskbar and explains how that hot color is determined.

Windows 7 Touch. This video shows how to apply some principles of touch to improve an application's "touchability".

Windows 7 Multitouch. This video demonstrates some of the manipulations available in the multi-touch API and shows a code example.

New Dialogs in Windows 7. This video demonstrates a new dialog available in Windows 7 and shows how to code with it.

Using the Windows 7 Ribbon in WPF. This video shows how to create a simple ribbon in a Windows Presentation Foundation application.

Using the Windows 7 Ribbon in Windows Forms. This video shows how to create a simple ribbon in a WinForms application.

Windows 7 Libraries. This video shows how to code for storing in and retrieving from the new Windows 7 libraries.

Federated Search in Windows 7. This video shows how to write a search provider to include your site in a federated search.

Available February 15

Windows 7 Gestures. This video demonstrates using a standard gesture in an application.

Programming with Inertia in Windows 7. This video shows how adding inertia affects an object's behavior and shows a code example.

“Manipulation” in WPF and Windows 7. This video demonstrates some basic manipulation options and shows a code example.

Windows 7 and Ink. This video shows code for using Microsoft Ink with the Text Input Panel

Handwriting Recognition in Windows 7. This video demonstrates how to use the Text Input Panel with predictive text and correction.

Handwritten Math Recognition in Windows 7. This video demonstrates how Math Recognition provides a natural way to enter mathematical expressions in applications.

Windows 7 Sidebar Gadgets. This video shows how to write a simple sidebar gadget for the Win 7 desktop.

High DPI Awareness in Windows 7. This video shows how to make an application display correctly on newer monitors with high resolution.

DirectX 11 in Windows 7. This video shows a code example of using a DirectX 11 API for animation.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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