Introducing Windows® 7 for Developers

Introducing Windows® 7 for Developers
Published:November 11, 2009Language:English
Author:Yochay Kiriaty, Laurence Moroney, Sasha Goldshtein and Alon FliessTechnology:Windows 7
Length:416 PagesISBN 13:9780735626829

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About The BookGet expert, early insights on how to exploit Windows 7 features to enhance applications and reduce development time

Get your first look at Windows 7—and see how much more productive and efficient the development life cycle can be. Guided by Windows programming experts, you’ll examine new Windows 7 capabilities and get a head start exploiting them to build better user experiences and applications. Topics include multi-touch gesture support, graphics and video enhancements, the Ribbon user interface (including the difference between Windows 7 Ribbon and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Ribbon), federated search, the Libraries feature, Taskbar functionality, the new Windows Sensor and Location platform, and more.
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Code Samples
System Requirements
You'll need the following hardware and software to build and run the code samples for this book:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, Windows 7 Business Edition, Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, or Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition, Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, or Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, October CTP (Beta 2) in any of its editions: Standard Edition, Professional Edition, or Express Edition.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Software Development Kit.
  • Microsoft Windows API Code Pack v1.0 or later.
  • 1.6-GHz Pentium III+ processor, or faster.
  • 1 GB of available, physical RAM.
  • Video (1024 × 768 or higher resolution) monitor with at least 16-bit colors.
  • Graphics card with DirectX 10 support.
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • For testing multitouch application – a certified Windows 7multitouch device
About Yochay Kiriaty, Laurence Moroney, Sasha Goldshtein and Alon FliessYochay Kiriaty is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on Windows, and a well-known voice on the official Windows 7 Developers blog. He has 10+ years’ experience in software development and management. Laurence Moroney is a Senior Technical Evangelist with more than 10 years’ experience in software development and implementation. He’s written several popular books on Silverlight and Web development. Sasha Goldshtein, MVP for Visual C#, is a senior consultant at an international training and consulting firm. He specializes in managed and native solutions for Windows and is an expert on performance and interoperability. Alon Fliess is an MVP for Visual C++ and an expert on Windows development, internals, and software architecture. He develops training courses and technical content for Windows, and speaks at industry events.
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