I decided to enter the CodeProject “Windows @ Work” article contest. The idea behind it is creating an application that is using some of the new features Windows 7 has introduced. Since I had some experience developing software that is using the new Windows 7 features (the taskbar and associated jumplists, to be specific), I thought that it would be a good idea to participate in this contest as well.
Since the release of Windows 7, lots of .NET developers felt the need to use the new features introduced by the new OS. One of these features is the possibility to have jump lists for the application icon in the system taskbar. Natively, using the new taskbar capabilities is only possible by using the Win32 API. But there is also a managed library for .NET developers – the Windows API Code Pack for .