Microsoft explains how to create shiny applications for Windows Vista

Posted on Tuesday, September 13 2005 @ 23:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft posted some tips on its website for developers to make their applications shine when it runs on Windows Vista.
Create a great-looking Windows Vista application by using the common file dialogs and by providing high-resolution icons, preview controls, and live icons for the shell.

Windows Vista offers a new "look and feel" (user experience) for users, including new common controls, translucent frames, a page navigation paradigm, and a standard search feature. By following the Windows Vista style guidelines, developers can provide their users with a consistent and predictable user experience (a draft version of the Windows Vista style guidelines will be available soon)..
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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