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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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