“Introduction to Windows Shell” inside “Introducing Windows 7 for Developers”

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our book, Introducing Windows 7 for Developers, has quite a few pages on how to interact with the Windows 7 Taskbar and Libraries using the Windows Shell interfaces. Unfortunately, the section that introduces the Windows Shell and lists the primary shell COM interfaces has ended up on page 89, in the Libraries chapter (Chapter 4), even though it’s cross-referenced elsewhere as if it appears in Chapter 1. (I noticed the omission thanks to this review.) If you were looking for that section to brush up your Windows Shell programming skills, it’s right there on page 89, titled...
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Introducing Windows 7 for Developers: Foreword by Mark Russinovich

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Before Mark’s session today at the PDC, I exhibited typical Israeli chutzpah while he was helping himself for some coffee, and introduced myself as one of the co-authors of Introducing Windows 7 for Developers. Mark did us the honor of writing the book’s foreword, and he even found it useful for the Disk2vhd Sysinternals utility which creates a virtual machine hard disk from your existing physical disk – the latest release of the utility shows the operation’s progress using the Windows 7 taskbar’s capability to show a progress bar. In Mark’s own words: ...
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Introducing Windows 7 for Developers

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our book, “Introducing Windows 7 for Developers”, is now in stock on Amazon! Several months ago, Alon Fliess, Yochay Kiriaty, Laurence Moroney and I decided to write a Windows 7 book for developers. With the abundance of new features in Windows 7 and the great interest from the developer community, we just had to write a book about Windows 7 from a developer perspective :-) I’m at the PDC right now, and I already had an opportunity to sign a couple of Yochay’s copies—it feels amazing to finally see the result of the several months’...
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