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Programming the Windows 7 Task Bar with WPF 4

Join Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole as he shows you how to take advantage of the new features of the Windows 7 Task Bar using the latest version of Windows Presentation Foundation in the .NET Framework 4.

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Programming the Task Bar in Windows 7 with WPF 4, Part Four – Progress Programming the Task Bar in Windows 7 with WPF 4, Part Four – Progress

Learn how to how to easily implement progress bar icons in WPF 4 applications with Visual Studio 2010.

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Programming the Task Bar in Windows 7 with WPF 4, Part One – Thumbnail Buttons

Learn how to create interactive thumnail buttons for your applications that appear on the Windows 7 taskbar using Windows Presentation Foundation.

Programming the Task Bar in Windows 7 with WPF 4, Part Two – Jump Lists

Learn how to program the the Windows 7 Jump List which provides an enhanced user experience offering easy access to common tasks, recent files and custom items related to your applications.

Programming the Task Bar in Windows 7 with WPF 4, Part Three – Overlay Icons

Learn how to use overlay icons to provide visual ques of your application's status in the Windows 7 taskbar using Windows Presentation Foundation.

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Windows Presentation Foundation Resources

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Training Videos

The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides the foundation for building applications and high fidelity experiences in Windows Vista, blending together application UI, documents, and media content, while exploiting the full power of your computer. These video training sessions provide some great launch points to creating your own WPF applications.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Documentation Samples
WPF & Silverlight Data Binding Samples

These samples demonstrate how to create a WPF & Silverlight data-based forms solutions using Visual Studio 2010.

Windows 7 Resources

Windows 7 Training Videos

From multi-touch to jump lists and taskbar integration to sensors and location, Windows 7 offers lots of new and exciting possibilities for developers, regardless of programming language or user interface technology. These video training sessions provide some great launch points for creating your own Windows 7 applications in WPF, Windows Forms, native code and more.

Windows SDK

A set of tools, code samples, documentation, compilers, headers, and libraries that can be used to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows operating systems using native (Win32) or managed (.NET Framework) programming models.

Windows API Code Pack for the .NET Framework

A source code library that can be used to access some new Windows 7 features and some features of previous versions of Windows from managed code.

Windows 7 Developer Guide

A description of the developer-focused features and technologies of the Windows 7 operating system.

Windows 7 Training Kit

Presentations, hands-on labs, and demos designed to help you learn how to build applications that are compatible with and shine on Windows 7.