Download Professional Windows Vista Gadgets Programming by Wei-Meng Lee PDF

By Wei-Meng Lee

As an easy-to-use software that offers details at a look, a device permits clients to speedy and simply receive climate details, RSS information feeds, and lots more and plenty extra. In home windows Vista, there are kinds of gadgetsSidebar and SideShow devices and Microsoft MVP writer Wei-Meng Lee covers either. You’ll commence by means of strolling during the improvement of an easy equipment, after which each one successive bankruptcy breaks down the categorical APIs which are proper to improving a device for you to essentially find out how a machine is outfitted.

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As you might expect, onDock is triggered when the gadget is docked, and onUndock is triggered when a gadget is undocked. Gadget class, which defines methods, events, and properties that are used to identify and specify gadget configuration options in the Microsoft Windows Sidebar environment. Gadget class in Chapter 3. style) { width=”600px”; } } Here, you defined three JavaScript functions — CheckDockState(), DockedState(), and UndockedState(). onDock properties are both set to the CheckDockState() function so that when the gadget changes it state, the CheckDockState() function is called.

Permissions> — In the current version of the Sidebar, only full trust is supported. ❑ — The image that will be displayed when the user drags a gadget from the Add Gadget window. If this element is not specified, the image specified by the element is used instead. indd 20 11/1/07 4:42:24 PM Chapter 2: Programming Windows Sidebar Gadgets Where Are All the Sidebar Gadgets Stored? Sidebar gadgets on your system are stored in one of two different locations. Gadgets that are visible to all users on the computer are stored in C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets.

Widget Engine (see the following figure), more famously known as Konfabulator. jpg) Unlike Apple’s Dashboard, the Yahoo! Widget Engine is a free application for both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. ) Sidebar was actually present in the early builds of Windows Vista (beginning September 2002), way before Dashboard and Yahoo! Widget Engine were released. The Windows Sidebar consists of two components: ❑ Sidebar pane — The translucent panel anchored on your screen. ❑ Sidebar gadgets — Mini-applications that can either be docked in the Sidebar or floating on the desktop.

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