The Return of the Sidebar

Windows Vista, PDC '05 Comments

The sidebar's back. Microsoft presented it to us two years ago, but in succeeding CTPs it was gone. Now it's back and you can add so-called gadgets. To speak in Apple terms, think of sidebar and gadgets as dashboard and widgets. You can write own your gadgets using WPF or DHTML, and they even launched Microsoft Gadgets yesterday, a site dedicated to gadget development.

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