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Learn About Windows 7: Taskbar

For a list of resources to help you learn the basics of the Windows 7 Taskbar, please see Learn About Windows 7: Taskbar ( on the MSDN Windows Developer Center.

See also the Windows 7 Taskbar and Libraries .NET Interop Sample Libraries on the Downloads tab.
Last edited Dec 5 2009 at 12:45 AM  by jenlin, version 17
aksunder wrote  Jan 23 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Please add support for a taskbar that stretches across two monitors. I know Mr Sareen has said that the problem has more to do with creating a better taskbar. This may be true - but it is the ONLY reason I continue to use a PC instead of a Mac. Having a stretched taskbar increases my productivity for reasons that you may not have considered. Why would so many people ask for it? Why create a taskbar that only utilizes one monitor? I like Windows vs Mac because of customizability. Thanks for killing that. Please stop ignoring the pleas of people that actually use your software instead of telling me you know what is best. If XP could do it, why can't Vista?

soumyasch wrote  Feb 18 2009 at 7:17 AM  
How does the automatic Recent Documents destinations in Jump List integrate with ClickOnce deployed applications? For ClickOnce applications which register file extensions, will we get the list in the Applications' Jump List for free? Or do we have to maintain the list ourselves?

soumyasch wrote  Feb 18 2009 at 7:23 AM  
If ClickOnce in 3.5 does not do so automatically, are there any such changes coming for ClickOnce in .NET 4.0?

GregC wrote  Mar 12 2009 at 2:45 AM  
I am unable to use the managed wrapper around these APIs when it comes to the jump lists. I can not currently speak for the rest of the features. You can create a jump list for your application, but it will no longer pin right to the Windows 7 taskbar. So there really is no point to attempt to use this in anything other than experimental applications and not even for them with the severity, of the disruption in the flow, that was intended with/from the new taskbar. I contacted the coordinator of this listing, but have yet to hear from them. So is there a way to be notified when a more thoroughly tested version of this code is released?

KevDaly wrote  Mar 13 2009 at 7:35 PM  
The links on this page (and several related pages) are currently broken in IE8 and Firefox, with the url being invalid because it has "url:" prepended to the "http:".
This is particularly frustrating since I am very keen to explore the managed wrappers for the new IE7 features (the lack of .NET support for these being my only real criticism of Windows 7 but also a source of considerable dissatisfaction with the apparent status of .NET in the Windows ecosystem).

lucaspimentel wrote  May 19 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Is this project related to the new "Windows API Code Pack" in ?
Are they both from Micosoft? Will they merge, or was this only "sample code"?

priyank_bolia wrote  May 29 2009 at 3:47 PM  
Why don't you test your code before uploading, its pathetic. The build is broken long file names on Vista.

Boone wrote  Nov 2 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Sometimes The tile of a thumbnailPreview can't change in time unless moving the mouse out of the ThumbnailPreview.
I want to know how to update the tile in time?

gvozd1989 wrote  Feb 1 2010 at 8:09 AM  
I need redraw Thumbnail very often (every second), but when I do this, I have big memory leak. How fix it?

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