Creating .NET Sidebar Gadgets…The Easy Way

So you want to create a Vista Sidebar gadget and you want to use .NET to do so. While it is certainly possible, it does have a few hurtles to jump. 2 of the major hurdles include assembly registration and gadget uninstallation. Let me explain: First off, let me explain the typical setup of a…

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My Screen Saver Vista Sidebar Gadget

 For some reason, I’m drawn to creating things that are just cool while not altogether useful (see my Animated Activity Designer post, though one could argue that it may in fact be useful). To that end, I decided to create a Vista Sidebar gadget that displays a screen saver of your choosing. Vista has some…

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Stop Motion Animation using Windows Movie Maker

So I got bored a few nights ago and decided to see if I can do some stop motion animation using my wife’s Nikon D70 and Windows Movie Maker. After I imported all the pictures I took of my kids (somewhere around 100) into Windows Movie Maker, I went into options and changed the default time to…

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Windows workflow foundation animated activity designer source

As I mentioned in my last post, I have uploaded the Animated Activity Designer for use in your own project. A common question I can anticipate being asked is “Why?”. So, here’s why I created it and my reason as to why you may want to use something like this. First off, the reason I…

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