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Friday, June 12, 2009

Using Windows 7 and Vista features in .Net code

Just released from Microsoft:

Windows� API Code Pack for Microsoft� .NET Framework (v0.90) - Home

Vista Bridge Sample Library 1.4

Some of the newer features in Vista and Windows 7 are not exposed in the .Net Framework (yet).  This package of source code from Microsoft shows how to access and use these features from managed code.  Some of the features here are:

Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists, Icon Overlay, Progress Bar, Tabbed Thumbnails, and Thumbnail Toolbars.

Known Folders, Windows 7 Libraries, non-file system containers, and a hierarchy of Shell Namespace entities.

Windows 7 Explorer Browser Control.

Shell property system.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 Common File Dialogs, including custom controls.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 Task Dialogs.

Direct3D 11.0, Direct3D 10.1/10.0, DXGI 1.0/1.1, Direct2D 1.0, DirectWrite, Windows Imaging Component (WIC) APIs. (DirectWrite and WIC have partial support)

Sensor Platform APIs

Extended Linguistic Services APIs

Power Management APIs

Application Restart and Recovery APIs

Network List Manager APIs

Command Link control and System defined Shell icons.

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