Silverlight / WPF

T13 Programming for Windows 7 with WPF

04/19/2011

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Level: Intermediate

Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

MRD

Principal Consultant

Melvicorp LLC

Windows 7 brought with it some new visual goodies that with Windows Forms, we are not able to tap into. WPF 4.0 however lets us add features to our desktop applications that hook directly into these cool new Windows 7 capabilities. In this session, Miguel will show how to use WPF to provide jump lists for your application, how to customize the task-bar popup as well as the task-bar icon, how to add features to the task-bar thumbnail, and how to add aero-glass visuals to any part of your application.

You will learn:

  • What Win 7 offers the application that the other OSs do not
  • To use WPF 4.0 features that specifically target Win 7
  • To use fallback positions if the running OS is not Win 7