Windows 7 & WPF 4.0 Beta – Taskbar programming of jumplists and thumbnail previews

The other day I had a talk to give which included a little around Windows 7 shell programming in .NET 4.0 Beta 2 and I hadn’t really looked at it so I took a few mins out to take a look at how you can program the Taskbar in Windows 7 from WPF in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.

I was really looking for a short, snappy screencast to take me through it and I didn’t find one ( which doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t exist but I did search around a little ) so I made a couple that I’ve embedded here.

One is around jumplists;

Windows 7 – Programming Taskbar jumplists with Visual Studio 2010.

and the other is around getting thumbnail previews of application windows on the Taskbar;

Windows 7 – Programming Taskbar previews with Visual Studio 2010.

You’ll need Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to follow along with these;

Download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Also, I mention that there is more complete Windows 7 functionality in the Windows API Code-Pack so take a look at that too;

Download Windows API Code-Pack

and, as always, your source for Windows 7 development should be the developer blog.