[TDM, DEV][Windows 7 Taskbar Details – Important enough to not hide]Jump Lists are a new feature of the Windows 7 taskbar that accomplish just this. Think of this feature as a mini Start Menu for each program or an evolved version of the system menu. First, the you don’t need to even start the program to quickly launch a file or access a task. Second, destinations don’t take up valuable space on the taskbar; they are automatically organized by their respective program in a simple list. Should one have ten programs pinned or running on her taskbar, this means she could have quick access to over 150 destinations she uses all the time, without even the need to customize the UI! Since the Jump List shows lots of text for each of its items, gone are the days of having identical icons on your taskbar that are indistinguishable without a tooltip. Should you wish to keep a specific destination around, you can simply pin it to the list.
[ DEV][Why - Windows 7 Taskbar details]Jump Lists are a new feature of the Windows 7 taskbar that accomplish just this. Think of this feature as a mini Start Menu for each program or an evolved version of the system menu. Jump Lists surface commonly used nouns (destinations) and verbs (tasks) of a program. There are several advantages this new approach provides. Do destinations apply to your program?Nouns: Items consumed/created by your programDynamic based upon individual user patternRecent or frequent or custom list?Do tasks apply to your program?Verbs: Program actionsTasks should not require your program to be runningTasks are static and apply to all usersTasks should globally apply to your program, not a specific window
[TDM, DEV][Windows 7 Taskbar Details]In the earlier taskbar posts, we discussed how Windows Media Player’s deskband offers valuable background music controls, but only a mere 3% of sessions ever enjoy the functionality. The new taskbar exposes a feature called Thumbnail Toolbars that surface up to seven window controls right in context of taskbar buttons. Unlike a Jump List that applies globally to a program, this toolbar is contextual to just a specific window. By embracing this new feature, Media Player can now reach a majority of peopleDoes your window require controls?Surface commands that users access regularlyCommands must be contextual to a windowDon’t duplicate Jump List tasksCan you replace a Desktop Toolbar?
[TDM, DEV]All the major web browsers offer tabs and a method of managing these tabs. One could argue tab toolbars are really like taskbars since they facilitate switching. These TDI (Tabbed Document Interface) and MDI (Multiple Document Interface) programs have always resorted to creating their own internal window management systems as the Windows taskbar was not optimized to help their scenarios. Some programs like Excel did custom work to surface their child windows on the taskbar, but this approach was somewhat of a hack.Since the new taskbar already groups individual windows of a program under a single button, we can now offer a standard way for programs that have child windows to expose them. Again, the taskbar offers a single, consistent place to access real windows as well as child windows. These custom window switchers also behave as regular windows on the taskbar with rich thumbnails and even Aero Peek.Does your program have switchers that need to be surfaced?Do users need to regularly switch to them?Provide a visual representation for your client area’s switcherTaskbar bitmap (thumbnail)Peek bitmap (real size)
[TDM, DEV] [Taskbar Icons – Details]ICONSAre you putting your best foot forward?Make sure your icon looks greatCheck different DPIsCheck different glass colors and disabled glassHow does Color Hot-track look?Determined by your icon’s dominant colorIcons OverlayDo you need to surface notifications?Does this help the user make a decision?Single icon at a time (LIFO)No animationsIdeally, application-specific Group vs. UngroupCan you retire your icon in the Notification Area?Progress barDoes your program require progress status?Does this help the user make a decision?Do you already surface a progress dialog?One detailed progress at a time[TDM, DEV]ICONSAre you putting your best foot forward?Make sure your icon looks greatCheck different DPIsCheck different glass colors and disabled glassHow does Color Hot-track look?Determined by your icon’s dominant colorIcons OverlayDo you need to surface notifications?Does this help the user make a decision?Single icon at a time (LIFO)No animationsIdeally, application-specific Group vs. UngroupCan you retire your icon in the Notification Area?
[TDM, DEV][What- Windows 7 Ribbon Platform overview]The Ribbon – a very successful concept from Office 2007 has become a first class citizen in Windows 7 and it is evolved into a developer platform. Many developers asked us to enable ease access to the office Ribbon. So in Windows 7 we have created the Ribbon which will also be redistributed available to Windows VistaIt is a Win 32 native COM base APIAnd it has a very close functionality to the office Ribbon
[DEV][What - Windows 7 Ribbon Platform overview]It looks like there are many Ribbon “stories” for Microsoft, what is Microsoft’s official mesaging around Microsoft Ribbon for developersToday only MFC has a build in Ribbon that developers can use today.In Windows 7, we will have the Scenic RibbonAnd with .NET 4.0, WPF will have its own Ribbon.And our messaging is simple.If y you are managed code developer, please use the WPF’s Ribbon, available today as CTPBut if you are a native developer, please use Scenic Ribbon.Again, it is all about giving the developers a choice to choose which platform they want to use.
[TDM, DEV][What - Windows 7 Ribbon Platform available controls]Show Live Movie Maker Beta to emphasize that other Windows apps are using the Ribbon
federated search offers the same rich explorer experience for remote providers. In this case SharePoint consistent experience for different providers. 1) sharepoint, 2) a people data base and 3) a CRM application …search quotes.Possibilities are endless here. Lets take a look.
Consistent and unified experienceWindows Explorer is the equalizer…like drag and dropFiles and unstructured storesDesigned for quick adoptionExpected steep growth rampCompatible with existing providersi.e. SharePoint Search ServerAuth options...Use integrated auth NTLM…like ie or create your own auth (forms) by running client codeOpensearch data flow: user double-clicks an OSDX file to install a serachconectorThey type in a search query…that is sent to the serverThe server queries its index (whatever that may be) and returns search results as RSSThose items are displayed as rich items in explorer
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lets talk about what it takes to build a search connector. these are great. It is really easy to get started, and it doesn’t take much work to get rich results also, since this we support an open stadard a lot of you may already have web servers that already work with thisSo what does it take? you need to be able to accept queries in your URL you need to be able to define rich items. Items with previews, thumbnails, metadata and useful url. you need to be able to return results in RSS form…this is what windows uses to show rich items.How does windows make this work?You define your url format in the xml search connector description (OSDX)You map your custom properties to system properitesExample: book author to System.AuthorYou provide urls for your thumbnails and previews…this is what makes it look goodYou provide a view shape…which properties you want to display in the view.
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[DEV, TDM][High level overview of Why Multi Touch]Multi-touch offers clear differentiation with a high “WOW” factor for consumersMulti-touch enhances on-the-go use and opens up new scenarios for business90% of people in focus groups claimed they would pay a 20-30% premium for a PC with multi-touchSeeing is believing: Consumer purchase intent doubles after hands-on experience
Controls & API
Multi-Touch API and Controls
Good Better Best
• Gesture notifications • Raw touch data
APIs For Free!
• Panning/zoom • Pan/zoom/rotate/etc • Manipulation and
gestures Inertia processors
• Right click gesture
• Controls with standard • WM_GESTURE message • WM_TOUCH
• COM based
Manipulation and Inertia
• WPF 4.0 pan support in • Gesture events • Touch events
• Inertia configuration • Manipulation and Inertia
• Controls with standard • WM_GESTURE message • Manipulation and Inertia
scrollbars Processors in
• Real-time Stylus or Ink
Contextual Tab Set
Toolbar Contextual Tab
Group (aka “Chunk”)
• Windows 7内置，Vista可以安装
• 使用Win32 API
• 与Office 2007/WPF Ribbon类似
Target: Target: Target:
Managed MFC native Native
needs .NET 3.5 Win2K or newer Vista or newer
Office 2007 & Windows
Office 2007 &
Windows styles visual style
Coming soon… Available now in Coming soon…
Official release Visual Studio Ships with
in 2009 2008 SP1 Windows 7
WPF MFC Scenic
Microsoft’s Ribbon Strategy
Favorites Bar Top-Level Notification
Contains Favorite links, feeds, &WebSlices Bold on updated content
Organize content through folders Italic for expiring content
Grey on expired content & errors
HTML extracted from webpage (static content)
Imported basic HTML styling
Click-thru access to website