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(PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD 1.4 release RIGHT NOW; It is in the process of getting updated now.)
The Vista Bridge Sample Library contains source code for assemblies that provide managed code developers access to Windows Vista features that are not available in the .NET Framework. Some of the features included in the Vista Bridge Sample Library are - Vista style Task and File Dialogs, Common Open and Save dialogs, Application Recovery and Restart, Known Folders, Network Lists, Power Management, User Account Control, CommandLink control, Aero Wizard Control, System provided icons etc.

The Vista Bridge Sample Library also includes sample applications that demonstrate many of the features included in the library. A help file for the library, (vistabridgedocumentation.chm), is included.

The latest version (1.4) of this library includes various bug fixes and new features like Custom Controls for Common File Dialogs, BreadCrumb bar control and Aero Glass.

To build the library in Visual Studio 2008, please extract the contents of the ‘’ file in a new folder, open the included ‘vistabridge.sln’ file and build it.

Some users may experience a security related issue when opening the help file or the Visual Studio solution. A security warning similar to “Unknown Publisher” or “This file came from another computer and might be blocked” may pop up. If that happens, the user won't be able to view the help file content or load the solution projects because Windows will block it.

To remove that error, please unblock the zip file before extracting it (right click the zip file | select properties | click Unblock button).
Last edited Feb 7 2009 at 1:47 AM  by sumitmsft, version 15
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