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Latest Blog Posts for Gadget Tutorials

  • Windows 7
    on Oct 30, 2008 in news Microsoft
    This week Microsoft announced their new version of the windows operating system – now officially called Windows 7. Gadgets are still around, but without the Sidebar, which has generally be seen as a mistake, since it took up too much of the desktop...
  • Movie Gadget using ASP.NET AJAX Extensions
    on Aug 7, 2007 in .NET
    After my long absence (I won’t bore you with the details). It was nice to receive an email from Scott about his new movie reviews gadget. The gadget is styled like a clapper board and clearly lists five movies and their review scores. Clicking..
  • Vista Style Guide
    on Apr 9, 2007 in news design
    Over the next few months I am going to look at Windows Vista style and design. By that I basically mean the Aero theme. Gadgets creators will normally want to make their gadgets look as good as possible and will want them to fit into the desktop envi...
  • Techniques And Tools For Debugging Vista Sidebar Gadgets - Part One
    on Mar 28, 2007 in beginners debugging
    Last night, for some reason. I couldn’t sleep. I got up at around 3am, went downstairs, and started up Vista and Microsoft Visual Web Developer - spending the next few hours experimenting with different ways to debug gadgets. This post is the f.
  • Sidebar Gadgets And Web Standards
    on Mar 21, 2007 in news
    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is in the process or drawing up standards for widgets and gadgets. Although it is early days, the document is an interesting read and it shows that widgets and gadgets are important enough to need some form of stan...
  • General Introduction to Vista Sidebar Development - Drive Info Gadget
    on Mar 18, 2007 in beginners
    I’ve been reading Steve Clements’ blog today on after finding his post about developing a drive info gadget. His tutorial gives an overview of how the gadget was created, with pictures and code samples. Developing Vi
  • Saving Settings When Sidebar Gadgets Are Closed
    on Mar 13, 2007 in gadget settings
    Sidebar gadgets will normally restore their settings when Vista is restarted. However, gadgets that are manually closed will revert to their default settings when restarted. This can be frustrating but it happens for a reason. Each instance of a gadg...
  • Using C# And ActiveX Controls To Create An Email Gadget
    on Mar 11, 2007 in ActiveX C++ and C#
    This article might be of interest to those of you who want to get your gadgets talking to other applications. It doesn’t go into depth, but it will give you an overview of the process, using the example of a simple email gadget, with a link to..
  • Flickr Slide show Gadget Tutorial - For Windows Vista Sidebar
    on Mar 8, 2007 in beginners mashups and APIs
    Ode to Code has written a good introductory tutorial to scripting sidebar gadgets. Scott Allen uses the Flickr API to create a slide show of Flickr pictures and introduces us to the process of creating a gadget along the way. He also usefully explain...
  • Musicovery
    on Mar 6, 2007 in off-topic
    It is a little off-topic but I thought it was worth writing a quick post about the website Musicovery. The site uses a Flash interface to stream music. The visitor can pick the era of music, the genre, and the mood, or the tempo. What particularly in...
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