I posted a quick hit on MFC and Windows 7
back in April, mentioning the ribbon and showing you how simple icon overlays and jump lists are. Now Marian Luparu has a nice long article
in Visual Studio Magazine. He covers tabbed thumbnails, the ribbon, multi-touch, jump lists, and shell integration for your own thumbnails, preview, and search integration. Then he manages to mention graphics and animation APIs and parallelization. Can't argue with his conclusion:
Overall, Windows 7 is an exciting release for developers. With thousands of
new Windows APIs made available to native coders, Windows 7 provides an enhanced
experience for desktop applications.Visual Studio 2010 is the IDE of choice to take advantage of the Windows 7
platform. With enhancements in MFC and the ATL and the addition of new IDE
Designers and Wizards, Visual C++ 2010 gives you the opportunity to be on the
cutting edge in terms of leveraging OS functionality.
Check it out!