Archive: Learn about Windows 7

  • Learn about Windows 7: Taskbar

    In Windows 7, the Taskbar is the access point for programs displayed on the desktop. Users can give commands, access resources, and view program status directly from the Taskbar. Taskbar features include jump lists, thumbnails, thumbnail toolbars, overlay icons, and progress bar.

  • Learn about Windows 7: Touch

    The Windows 7 platform enables developers to create new experiences that go beyond simple mouse pointing, clicking, and dragging. The latest Touch API supports gestures, such as pan, zoom, and rotate, as well as raw touch data inputs and advance manipulation and inertia.

  • Learn about Windows 7: Libraries

    In Windows 7, the Libraries feature provides developers with the ability to present users with a unified, coherent view of their files no matter where they are stored. An application that supports Libraries allows customers to find and organize their content in a way that makes sense to them, while presenting a user interface that is consistent with the overall Windows 7 user experience.

  • Application Compatibility

    Get information about testing, common compatibility issues, and best practices for creating Windows-based applications.

  • Accessibility

    Find guidance, essential information, and tools and technologies for developing accessible applications and writing accessible code.

  • Learn about Windows 7: Windows Ribbon Framework

    Windows 7 provides a Ribbon Framework that developers can leverage to deliver a rich, graphical, animated, and familiar user interface using a markup-based UI and a small, high-performance, native code runtime. The Ribbon control helps developers improve usability by exposing an application’s most frequently accessed features directly to end users.

  • Learn about Sensor and Location

    The Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform provides a unified approach to how an application interacts with ambient data.

  • Learn About Graphics

    Windows graphics features such as Direct2D and DirectWrite enable graphics acceleration and performance improvements to make your Windows application’s UI more fluid and responsive.

  • Learn about Windows Animation Manager

    The Windows Animation Manager enables developers to change the position, color, size, rotation, contrast, and opacity of visual elements. This API simplifies the development and maintenance of animation sequences and enables developers to implement consistent, intuitive animations.