# Sunday, 15 March 2009

Whenever a new OS or major application is released, there's a gap between when people want to start interacting with the functionality and when the .NET Framework supports that interaction. That's only natural - the framework release cycles aren't synced to the OS release cycles. This happened before with Vista, and is happening now with Windows 7. For Vista developers, the Vista Bridge provides easy access from managed code to the fun stuff like Restart and Recovery, Task Dialog, Power Awareness and so on. Stay tuned for announcements about a similar library for Windows 7. In the meantime some slightly more granular wrappers are available for you to use now, covering Taskbar, Libraries, Sensors, and Multi-Touch. Alon's blog has the details and the links.

Kate

Sunday, 15 March 2009 17:20:56 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [2]
Sunday, 26 April 2009 06:06:51 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
the links do not work
anonymous
Sunday, 26 April 2009 09:18:59 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I just checked and the URLS from Alon's blog are fine. Here they are again to be on the safe side:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Windows7Taskbar , http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SensorsAndLocation , http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsTouch

Enjoy the wrappers and enjoy programming for Windows 7!

Kate
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