Programming the Windows 7 Taskbar – Jump Lists, Part 1

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This is the third screencast in a series of Windows 7 screencasts for showing developers how to use the taskbar to Light Up their applications on Windows 7.

This screencast is the first of two screencasts focused on Windows 7 taskbar Jump List functionality. In these screencasts you can learn how to work with and customize Windows taskbar jump lists in your application. First you need to handle the basics of using file association and the default Recent and Frequent categories. In the second part you dive into customizing jump list tasks and creating your own custom category.

The code shown in this screencast is available to download. The other screencasts in this series are:
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    Could you explain how to create a "permanent" button in the taskbar similar to already existing IE and Media Player buttons? aka "Pin an application to taskbar".

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