After coming back from my long weekend in Barcelona I finally uploaded the slides and demos of the presentation I held two weeks ago at the XeDotNet user group meeting about Developing Vista Sidebar Gadgets.

The presentation and the demos take you step by step in the creation of a Vista Sidebar Gadget, starting from a basic gadget to a full-blown localized gadget, with settings, flyout and undocked view:

  1. basic gadget
  2. adding transparent background
  3. adding a Settings page
  4. adding the Undocked view
  5. adding a Flyout
  6. getting ready for localization

Since I used a Mac, the main presentation is Keynote format, but I also have the Powerpoint version (even if it doesn't have the spinning cube transition).

Here are the links: