Download Windows 7 Code Pack

The Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework provides support for various features of Windows 7 and previous releases of that operating system. The Code Pack has  reached version 1.0 and has been published on Code Gallery.

Windows 7 Code Pack

Here are some of the features you can from managed code using the Code Pack:

  1. Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists, Icon Overlay, Progress Bar, Tabbed Thumbnails, and Thumbnail Toolbars.
  2. Windows 7 Libraries, Known Folders, non-file system containers.
  3. Windows Shell Search API support, a hierarchy of Shell Namespace entities, and Drag and Drop functionality for Shell Objects.
  4. Explorer Browser Control.
  5. Shell property system.
  6. Windows Vista and Windows 7 Common File Dialogs, including custom controls.
  7. Windows Vista and Windows 7 Task Dialogs.
  8. Direct3D 11.0, Direct3D 10.1/10.0, DXGI 1.0/1.1, Direct2D 1.0, DirectWrite, Windows Imaging Component (WIC) APIs. (DirectWrite and
  9. WIC have partial support)
  10. Sensor Platform APIs
  11. Extended Linguistic Services APIs
  12. Power Management APIs
  13. Application Restart and Recovery APIs
  14. Network List Manager APIs
  15. Command Link control and System defined Shell icons.

Go to its download page to get it.

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