Developing for Windows 7

  I recently came across several resources that are available from Microsoft to help developers get their applications ready and shining on Windows 7! Since these resources are scattered in several places, I thought it would be beneficial to have a post with a compilation of these. So here you go… 1.       Training Kit for…

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Windows 7 Taskbar support with the MsiShortcutProperty table

Starting with Windows 7, Windows Installer enables native support for setting properties on shortcuts created during installation or re-installation. The MsiShortcutProperty table can be used to set any property defined by the IPropertyStore interface. In order to use the new table, you need to specify the PropertyKey and PropVariantValue for the shortcut you want to…

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Authoring a single package for Per-User or Per-Machine Installation context in Windows 7

  Prior to the introduction of UAC in Windows Vista, setup authors were able to create a single package that could install for the current user (“Just for me”) or for all users on the computer (“Everyone”). With the introduction of UAC, setup authors were no longer able to create a single package that could…

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