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  • Blog Post: How To Add Windows 7 Jump Lists, Site Branding to Your Web Applications

    When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites , lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application...
  • Blog Post: Build Native Apps in Silverlight with Sensors, Speech, Taskbar, Touch

    Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) is a toolkit gives Silverlight developers access to cool Windows 7 features like sensors, speech recognition, portable devices, Windows 7 taskbar etc. from within their applications. The latest version adds support for full Windows 7 touch including...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Out of Browser Kit Allows Cool Windows 7 Features

    Now is the time to get acquainted with Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) , a new and evolving toolkit that enables Silverlight 4 out-of-browser applications to interact deeply with Windows 7 and leverage it in your Silverlight + Windows 7 customer scenarios. The toolkit contains a...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Panopto Features Windows 7 for Audio, Video, Presentation Capture

    Panopto lights up Windows 7 features for the latest version of their audio, video, screen and presentation capture software. Panopto implements Taskbar Progress, Taskbar tools (actionable command buttons), and Jumplists. As a result Panopto software is easier to use in educational scenarios because the...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: SysExpertez Lights Up Windows 7 for ITPros

    SARANGSoft lights up an application that streamlines the work of IT Pros for maintaining Active Directory and networked assets. The software, SysExpertez , is written in Windows Presentation Foundation and lights up jump lists in Windows 7. SysExpertez helps an IT System Manager / Administrator manage...
  • Blog Post: White Paper Shows How to Implement Windows 7 Taskbar in .NET

    You can implement features in Windows 7 by using .NET 4 by following a whitepaper published on MSDEV . My colleague, Jason De Lorme of the US ISV team, has posted a sample project and white paper that shows you the steps to implement key light up features in Windows 7. The sample project gives you...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Taskbar Features in .NET 4

    .NET 4.0 introduces the System.Windows.Shell namespace which makes it very easy for you to leverage the Windows 7 taskbar enhancements in your application such as: Jump List Progress Icon Overlays Custom Categories in your Jump List Thumbnail Preview Thumbnail Toolbar Buttons ...
  • Blog Post: New Video - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience

    Video Link - Why Develop on Windows 7? - User Experience Windows 7 gives users what they want, which makes them happy which is what you want. The new Windows 7 Taskbar has bigger icons, which are easier to see and touch if you have a touch screen. Jump lists, little menus for common actions, custom...
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