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Using Windows 7 Jump List in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

If you are on Windows 7, you probably have noticed about new feature – Windows 7 Jump List. If you right-click on an App icon (let say – Internet Explorer) you will see additional menu items which you as a programmer can handle in your solutions. If you are on Visual Studio 2008, the only way is to use an additional Windows API Code Pack for Microsoft .NET Framework. But there is a modern way for Visual Studio 2010 (at least for WPF):

  • Open App.xaml file of your App
  • Add reference to JumpList as shown below:

<Application x:Class="WpfApplication1.App"

             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"

             StartupUri="MainWindow.xaml">

    <Application.Resources>    

    </Application.Resources>

    <!-- Add reference to JumpList here: -->

    <JumpList.JumpList>

        <JumpList ShowFrequentCategory="True" ShowRecentCategory="True">

            <JumpTask Title="Notepad"

                      Description="Open Notepad"

                      ApplicationPath="notepad.exe"

                      IconResourcePath="notepad.exe"/>

        </JumpList>

    </JumpList.JumpList>

</Application>

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