This is the second part of my ScreenCast series on implementing the Windows 7 Taskbar features in less than 10 minutes . The short video shows how to leverage the Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Overlay feature for your application.
Part II -- Icon Overlay:
In this part I show you how to implement custom Icon Overlays in the taskbar indicating the happiness (happy/unhappy) of your application. In your applications you can use this to
- Can indicate the status of your application or provide other useful information (such as online/offline, sign in status, status of your application).
- Dynamically change the icon.
https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/GLenz/Windows-7-Taskbar-in-10-Minutes-Part-II-Icon-Overlay/The source code is available here.
You can find the other parts of the screencast series @
Part I -- ProgressBar and Status:
In the first part of my screencast series I develop an application that allows to
- Show the progress of the applications work in the taskbar.
- Indicate the status (Paused, Normal, No determinate, Error).
- Dynamically change the status based on events.
https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/GLenz/Windows-7-Taskbar-in-10-Minutes-Part-I-Progress-Bar/ . The source code is available here .
The Windows API Code Pack can be downloaded here.
The other parts of the screencast series can be viewed @
Part IV -- Preview and Window Peek:
In the last part of the screencast series I show you how to develop an application that
- Allows you to show a clipped Taskbar Preview of your application, on a defined location of your application window.
- Dynamically changes the size of the preview image in the Taskbar.
- Change the preview image to show a custom Icon instead.
- Show a custom Window Peek Bitmap of your application when hovering with the mouse over the Taskbar Preview.
The source code is available
You can download the managed wrappers for the Windows 7 API from the Vista Bridge web page.
Part III -- JumpList:
In this part I show you how to develop an application that
- Creates a custom category for the Jumplist.
- Allows you to add Items to the custom Jumplist category (in this case text files, opened in Notepad when selected).
- Add user tasks to the Jumplist such as opening the calculator or notepad when selected.
- Add a separator to the Jumplist to group items.
https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/GLenz/Windows-7-Taskbar-in-10-Minutes-Part-III-Jumplists/ . The source code is available here.
I hope you found the series of Screencasts useful and to the point .
Also, check out my blog at https://blogs.msdn.com/glenz .