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JumpList w/o XAML RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'd like to take advantage of JumpList in a VB.Net application.  Since there is now .Net support (as of 4.0 I think) I'd rather use that than the "api code pack".  But the official doc which I find seems to imply that you have to use XAML.  (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.shell.jumplist(v=vs.110).aspx).  I really don't want to learn XAML just to use JumpList.

    Are there any examples of the use of JumpList in VB.Net or C# which use the official .Net support and do not use XAML?

    Thanks,  Bob

    Friday, March 7, 2014 8:34 PM

Answers

  • Hi Bob,

    JumpList is a new feature in Windows 7. It is supported by WPF and not WinForm. We cannot use these classes directly in WinForm. As you have seen in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9221519/microsoft-net-framework-4-0-jumplist-taskbariteminfo-example-for-windows-form, we could use windows API code pack to allow your WinForm app to support these features. It’s recommended to use WPF in modern OS system.

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    • Marked as answer by eBob.com Monday, March 10, 2014 11:39 AM
    Monday, March 10, 2014 5:29 AM
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  • Maybe I found the answer here, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9221519/microsoft-net-framework-4-0-jumplist-taskbariteminfo-example-for-windows-form, although it's not clear if that answer is from Microsoft.  

    But if it is I now have a much more serious questions.  Is there a message in this answer that some features will be supported for WPF but not for non-WPF VB.Net and C# apps?

    Thanks,  Bob

    Friday, March 7, 2014 8:44 PM
  • Hi Bob,

    JumpList is a new feature in Windows 7. It is supported by WPF and not WinForm. We cannot use these classes directly in WinForm. As you have seen in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9221519/microsoft-net-framework-4-0-jumplist-taskbariteminfo-example-for-windows-form, we could use windows API code pack to allow your WinForm app to support these features. It’s recommended to use WPF in modern OS system.

    Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by eBob.com Monday, March 10, 2014 11:39 AM
    Monday, March 10, 2014 5:29 AM
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