Windows Ribbon for WinForms: FAQ

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

While working on the Windows Ribbon Framework I’ve came across many repeating questions from users. So I’ve decided to write a Frequently Asked Questions post regarding the Windows Ribbon Framework and its wrapper Windows Ribbon for WinForms. The questions were collected from the Windows Ribbon Development forum, Windows Ribbon for WinForms Discussions and from comments posted on my blog.   What are the supported platforms for the Windows Ribbon Framework? The Windows Ribbon Framework is only supported on: Windows 7 Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2)...

Using Windows 7 Light Sensor in Your Application

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One of the new features we got with Windows 7 is a the Windows Sensor and Location Platform. This platform enables us, developers, to access a variety of sensors with a standard API. No more rewrite-entire-device-layer-because-we-changed-vendors issues. All that is required is that the hardware vendor will provide a Windows 7 compliant driver. Microsoft practically opened this market to competition, so we can expect allot of these sensors in the coming future. Ambient Light Sensor One sensor type which becomes increasingly poplar with laptops is the Ambient Light Sensor. This sensor type measures the amount of light in the computer surroundings. There...