The last time we stayed on the fact that we have a program that can “group” icons from taskbar. If you run it and understood, it was noticed that the program has one unpleasant flaw in the usability . When you set the program to run by default – it can not be seen. Required to rely on their memories and habits. So we will correct this deficiency.
As you probably noticed last time, the images I have shown are mini-icons-default applications and those applications I have several. So let us consider in more detail how to achieve this for you too.
Probably about the new Win7 features just lazy person hasn’t written, and a lot of reviews on the internet on how to apply it. I noticed that reading technical articles, which simply tell show to apply, or that tool is not very interesting. Much more interesting when technology is used on a particular useful example, resulting in a small useful program. Of course, this turns out not always, but lately I’ve been more and more I try to do.
Thus, we’ll solve the following problem: I have a lot of icons in the taskbar is attached. 2 studios, SQL Server, Expression studio, office applications, browsers – all this would be helpful to group and to the default run basic applications.
I would like to share my little library, which make my life easier when I create an user interface. At all, there are the same standard components, but with smart tags. They adapt on general and private fields. After starting installer and successful end of its work, you can find a new toolbar in the studio.
The library determines to GAC, creates a new toolbar in Visual Studio, and adds to a dialog box «Add reference…». You can read how to do it on your own in the one of my previous articles.
You can load the installer or a source code for these components and make a light setup for personally you or add your components. Don’t be shy to give suggestions which other elements of the UX can make better, what often uses and can be useful.
Source code and Installer
Next I will describe in short components which a library includes.