Developer Academy 4: My Summary

March 22, 2010

Today I’ve attended Developer Academy 4. Following is my impression on this event. The opening keynotes where presented by several people, each one presented one topic: Guy Burstein (Visual Studio 2010), Brad Abrams (Silverlight 4) and Eliaz Tobias (Windows Azure). As always, Guy’s presentation was very good and fun to watch. I missed the morning sessions because I had a 3 hours session as a Windows 7 expert in “Meet the Experts”. It was an interesting experience and the people who came really challenged me. After lunch I’ve attended Maor David-Pur session, “Introduction to Cloud Computing & Windows Azure Platform”. Maor explained...
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Windows 7 Libraries C# Quick Reference

March 15, 2010

Following are some listings to be used as a quick reference to common Windows 7 Libraries features using Windows API Code Pack. The code in this post is based on previous work by Alon and other Sela team members. Great work all. Forward Just to clarify the terminology used: Every Windows 7 library is represented as an XML file with the .library-ms extension. The common libraries files are commonly stored in: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\ So if, for example, we work now with the Pictures library, than in the following sections: libraryName = Pictures locationPath = C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\ Note: you can create library files wherever you want, not...

Windows 7 Taskbar C# Quick Reference

March 9, 2010

Following are some listings to be used as a quick reference to common Windows 7 Taskbar features using Windows API Code Pack. The code in this post is based on previous work by Yochay and Sasha. Features Setting the process Application ID TaskbarManager.Instance.ApplicationId = "TaskbarManaged"; Note: This should be done before the window is shown, a good place is on form load. Setting the Application ID of a window TaskbarManager.Instance.SetApplicationIdForSpecificWindow(form.Handle, "SomethingElse"); or in WPF: TaskbarManager.Instance.SetApplicationIdForSpecificWindow(wpfWindow, "SomethingElse"); Adding a file into the Recent category on the JumpList  _jumpList = JumpList.CreateJumpList(); ... _jumpList.AddToRecent(filePath); Note: You must register (associate) the file type with your application for this to work. Note 2: If you use the common...