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  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Jumplist

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack. The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features.   After thumbnail previews the next item you’ll be looking to implement for your application is a Jumplist. A Jumplist may provide...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-21-2009
  • Making your app shine on Windows 7: Tabbed Thumb Nails

    This post is one in a series of posts covering the Windows API Code Pack . The code pack provides a managed code framework for using the new native Windows 7 features. In this post we’ll examine how to implement thumbnail previews for a tabbed application UI. We’ll add to each thumbnail preview some...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-20-2009
  • Windows 7 Taskbar tabbed thumbnail previews example

    This project demonstrates how to implemented thumbnail previews using the new Windows Code Pack API for Windows 7.
    Posted to How To Activities (FileGallery) by paulfo on 10-20-2009
  • Windows 7 application UI enhancements

    Heya, how’s it going? If you have Windows applications built using .Net you may be wondering how to add all the cool new Windows 7 taskbar and common dialog features? These are all accessible as native api but we’re in .Net dude – looks like we’re pinvoking! Thankfully, all this work has been done for...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-16-2009
  • A fun Windows 7 party!

    Just catching up on the latest Redmond activities of Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe. Sounds like they are having a fun trip! Really enjoyed reading their write up of a Windows 7 party . And hey! CoPilot works well on my upgrade HTC Touch Pro 2 Windows Mobile 6.5 device Simon! I’m hoping you’ll both...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-14-2009
  • The curse of the evangelist

    Some people say technology evangelists don’t need sleep. That they have an additional interface just behind their right ear, and that they mind-meld with Xbox Live in order to crush the Covenant. All I know is, it is really frustrating not being able to tell people about the really cool technologies...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-08-2009
  • XNA 3.1 install onto Windows 7

    I nuked my machines to move up to a clean build of Windows 7 RTM. In rebuilding them I hit a snag with the XNA3.1 install. The install would start and then rollback just after the redistributables copy started. To overcome this issue I set the runtime compatibility of the XNA 3.1 install file to be Windows...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-01-2009
  • Windows 7 developer training kit

    You may not have found this kit. The Windows 7 Training Kit provides both native C++ and .Net developers with training materials (presentations, videos, hands-on labs etc) to help you get your applications compatible, optimized and differentiated on Windows 7. If you haven’t got it, go get it! 66mb to...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-02-2009
  • A Web browser OS? What’s the point?

    I had an hilarious time reading the commentary of Google’s blog post yesterday. The hyped expectations – I was almost crying with laughter. Our thoughts in the office;  a nicely timed marketing exercise – the product is still vapourware, and how exciting could ‘a Linux kernel with a browser UI’...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-09-2009
  • Creating a Win7 bootable USB install

    Creating a bootable USB can be done like this (on a running Vista/Windows 7 machine - not XP-and apologies if you already know how to do this :-)) 1. From a command prompt run "diskpart" without the quotes (UAC may kick in so just say OK); then type the following commands 2. select disk 1 3...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 06-26-2009
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