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Get control over your reading experience with Book.Show free reader
Books.Show is a fully functional reader application ships with 40 of the most influential English books of all time, for free! When running this application on Windows 7, you will be able to control the application and flip pages using touch. You will also find that the application integrates with Taskbar showing the latest books you read, and give you access to a library of books.
Books.Show is a developer resource application, where you get to full source code of complete and fully functional application that is using Windows 7 unique features like Windows Touch and the Windows Taskbar.
This is a
WPF reader application sample application that lights-up on Windows 7. This is a fully functional reader application that ships with 40 of the most influential English books of all time, for free! When you run this application on Windows 7 you will be able to control the application and flip pages using touch. You will also find that the application integrates with Taskbar and few other more core fundamentals Windows features like Restart and Recovery.
If you are a developer, we got a surprise for you. We also include the source code for this sample application and you can download the entire source code to learn how to write cool Windows 7 applications using features like the Taskbar and Windows Touch.
You can download the full MSI package (the installer) from Books.Show downloads page
on code gallery. There are two different installers: The compat version includes the reader application and 10 sample books. The full version includes the reader application and 40+ sample books. Both MSI installers packages install the application into the appropriate Program Files folder, deploy the books to your "My Documents\Books.Show" folder, and create a start shortcut for the application. It is highly recomended to pin the application's icons to Win 7 Taskbar to enjoy the application usage of the Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists
The thoughts behind the application
We set to write a free Windows eBook reader that will show the true powers of Windows, specifically Windows 7. We took some of the top 40 most influential English books of all time from the Project Gutenberg site
, and converted the EPUB formatted books to the application’s book format
which is optimize for WPF and Windows. That is you get blazing fast reading, page turning and navigation experience. The application design is simple and clean, and together with Windows Touch and Taskbar, the overall UX is quite amazing.
Our goal is to enable developer to build such applications for Windows, and therefore we release the application code
Working With Visual Studio
You can download the complete source code
you can run the application from Visual Studio,
make sure you install the application!
The app will NOT run properly from Visual studio without installing it first.
Jun 23 2010 at 8:47 PM
, version 7
Mar 12 2011 at 3:51 PM
Un proyecto muy útil para aprender sobre las bondades de WPF!!!
Jan 20 2012 at 10:07 AM
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