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i've been experimenting developing windows vista sidebar gadgets lately.  one thing that is lacking is a core template for all things sidebar gadget (or at least i've not found one).

i'll save my thoughts on developing a sidebar gadget for a 'part 2' post once i finish the simple one i'm working on (well, not 'simple' but simple enough with some different features).

in the meantime, i've cooked up some sidebar gadget templates for visual studio 2005.  now keep in mind that sidebar gadgets don't themselves run c# or vb code, but they are HTML, Javascript, etc. files that interact.  so what better place then visual studio to edit them to get the best out of intellisense, etc.  i've created them as web site templates (again, remember to prevent the temptation of adding user controls, etc.) because that is all visual studio supports (there is no HTML Project template type :-( ).  and since people use both c# and vb, i create both installers so that we are all covered.

get them here:

File iconVistaSidebarGadgetCS.vsi

File iconVistaSidebarGadgetVB.vsi


10/23/2008 8:57 PM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
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10/23/2008 9:43 PM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
10/24/2008 5:56 PM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
thanks tim
nice Idea
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but Does not supported with vs2008
10/25/2008 5:28 PM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
mdev: I just installed it again and am able to use it. Choose File...New Web Site and the templates will show up.
10/27/2008 9:14 AM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
Thanks Tim
8/2/2010 6:29 AM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
I have created a Gadget with Visual Web Developer, and it loads and works fine, in my Sidebar, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to package it to send to someone else's computer to install. Can anyone help?
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3/13/2012 8:15 PM | # re: developing on vista: sidebar gadgets part 1
It fails both with file not found at paths.

 
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