When your user drags your Web page to their Windows 7 taskbar, desktop, or start menu, Windows creates a shortcut to that Website and can expose additional functionality (like tasks in a jumplist). The feature, called Pinned Sites, lets your Web application acts and feels like an installed Windows application in Internet Explorer.
My colleague Jennifer Marsman has published a 10-part series on pinned sites in Internet Explorer. She describes what it will mean for your Web application and how to provide tons of Windows 7 features from your Web page.
- IE Pinned Sites Part 1: What Are Pinned Sites?
- IE Pinned Sites Part 2: Why Implement Pinned Sites?
- IE Pinned Sites Part 3: How to implement basic site properties
- IE Pinned Sites Part 4: How to implement Jump List Tasks
- IE Pinned Sites Part 5: How to implement dynamic Jump List Categories
- IE Pinned Sites Part 6: How to implement Overlay Icons
- IE Pinned Sites Part 7: How to implement Thumbnail Toolbar Buttons
- IE Pinned Sites Part 8: How to implement a Flashing Taskbar Button
- IE Pinned Sites Part 9: Patterns to make your pinned site code play nice in all browsers
- IE Pinned Sites Part 10: Pinned Site Resources
Overview of Pinned Sites, Jump Lists, Notifications on Windows 7
This slide presentation provides a quick overview of pinned sites and more.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation