MSDN UK Screencasts: Building a Vista Sidebar Gadget - Part 1, Getting Started

MSDN UK Screencasts

Vista gadgets exist in the Sidebar and provide quick and easy access to useful functions such as customised searching, currency conversion or a miniature RSS reader.To build your own gadget is very straightforward. In the main they consist of some HTML for the layout and JavaScript for the be.

Episode synopsis

Vista gadgets exist in the Sidebar and provide quick and easy access to useful functions such as customised searching, currency conversion or a miniature RSS reader.
To build your own gadget is very straightforward. In the main they consist of some HTML for the layout and JavaScript for the behaviour. In this short series we'll take a look at how to create a gadget to perform Technorati searches. We'll design the look and feel, create a UI and add the functionality to call the Technorati search service.
Along the way we'll do a little debugging when things don't quite go to plan.
The source code for this gadget is available for download. See this blog entry for additonal links and source code.

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