This competition is over -- thanks to everyone who participated!
Use Visual Studio 2008 and/or Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to build a great
Windows 7 application, and then post an article on The Code Project. You could win a fully loaded
HP Touchsmart tx2z Notebook!
The original rules follow:
Submit a great article explaining how you built an app for Windows 7 –
complete with code - and if yours is the highest rated article by both The Code
Project community and our judges, you could win a fully loaded HP
Touchsmart tx2z Notebook!
Codeproject.com members can vote on your article. The articles that are
highest-rated by members will be rated by our judges to determine the final
winner. If your article wins, in addition to receiving one of our three great
prizes, you’ll be highlighted in The Code Project’s weekly newsletter and on our
Runner Up Prize
Second Runner Up Prize
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Below are some great links to help you get started.
Download the Windows 7 Training Kit for
This is the most comprehensive Windows 7 training kit to date.
Get the Windows API Code Pack for
Microsoft .NET Framework
Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework provides a
source code library that can be used to access some new Windows 7 features from
Download the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
Discover how Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and .NET Framework 4.0 mark the next generation of Microsoft developer tools. This is no namby-pamby beta. It’s a full-octane beta release with a "Go Live" license that you can use to concept, build, test, and deploy killer Windows 7 apps —and you can even use it to create your contest submission.
Check out these Windows 7 resources:
For continued support for developing applications, services, and
drivers for Windows 7—including application compatibility resources, a source
code library, and much more—bookmark these resources:
tools, and software development kits
MSDN Windows Client Software
advice, tips, and best practices
Sign up for MSDN Flash
to date on new resources, the latest guidance, and upcoming events
Discover how to build Innovative Applications with the Windows 7 Developer Guide
Download the Windows 7 Developer Guide to learn how Windows 7
makes it easy for developers to create engaging, user-friendly applications by
providing familiar tools and rich development features that allow them to take advantage
of the latest PC capabilities.
Check out a Sample Article and then get started on your Windows @ Work contest article
Titled “Display Progress and Overlay Icons
for Multiple Views from .NET in Windows 7 Taskbar”, this article describes how
to use Windows 7 new taskbar features, progress indication and overlay icon,
from unmanaged .NET code. The second part shows you how to manage progress
indication and overlay icons in case of multiple views (windows) and provides
appropriate missing classes for Windows API Code Pack.
to Windows API Code Pack is available!
This release includes bug fixes,
new APIs to support DirectWrite and Direct2D, additional samples, and
Your Windows 7 Application
Windows 7 is a highly anticipated
operating system release for Microsoft, and we believe that migration to
Windows 7 will be faster than with our last three releases. To get you started,
we've set up a clear, three-phase approach to take advantage of the operating
Update for Windows Vista and Platform Update for Windows Server
Start writing applications and
drivers that take advantage of the latest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
technologies, without losing customers on Windows Vista and Windows Server
the Windows Driver Kit
Windows Driver Kit includes:
A set of headers, libraries, build tools, build environments, code samples, documentation,
and other tools that can be used to create drivers and kernel software
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium before
March 22, 2010, and you will automatically be transitioned to the new Visual
Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN at no extra cost. Visual Studio 2010 Premium
offers all the functionality of today’s Visual Studio Team System 2008
Developer and Database Editions, plus many more new features. With your MSDN
Premium subscription, you can use Windows 7 to design, develop, test and demo
your applications on as many machines and devices as you need, as long as each
person on your team is a subscriber.
Articles that match the contest
criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.
Those with articles that
match the contest criteria are automatically entered.
I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years
Manoj Kumar is a Humble Programmer and a trainer having dozens of trainings, publications and articles to his wallet.
His programming adventures began with Basic at an age of 11. Being a mathematician at core, soon he started looking for some more and moved to assembly language, later to C, C++, VC++ and finally to .Net.
He started his professional career as a VC++ 6 trainer, moved to embedded systems and device driver development, then to complex biological systems and finally moved to pure application development.
He has been teaching and training people for more than 12 years on a wide range of topics including Mathematics, Algorithms, Data Structures, C, C++, VC++, MFC, C#, Design Patterns and now a days he is working extensively with Visual Studio and .Net framework which includes VSX, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, WF, XAML and RIAs.
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