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My.Vista

Caleb has sort of let the cat out of the bag...

Introducing My.Vista.

There are over 7,000 new API's in Windows Vista.  Some of them are immediately obvious while others are deep beneath the surface.  I rather enjoy digging around in Windows API land, however, many people don't care to do this so this area is usually off limits to them.  Wouldn't it be nice if there were an easy way to access these from your .NET application? 

I've been doing a presentation that essentially is showing how to access some of these new features and the idea sprung up about possibly incorporating this work into a reusable, shareable, open source type of project.  That is where My.Vista comes in.

Why haven't I said anything sooner?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  The MVP Summit is next week and I was hoping to get a better look at what (or more specifically what will not) be made as part of the next release of Visual Studio.  Not because I don't want to do certain features since VS 2005 will be used for at least the next 2 years or more by many people, more just so I can develop a better roadmap and allow for an easier transition (if possible) when migrating from My.Vista to VS.next; or even VS.nextafternext.

The domain name has been acquired and the project is still in it's early stages.  If you'd like to participate, please let me know and I'll get you signed up.  Eventually I see this becoming a CodePlex hosted project (in addition to the domain name).

Published Friday, March 9, 2007 2:49 PM by CorySmith

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