Developing for the Windows 7 Desktop

If you are currently investigating on how to integrate your applications into the Windows 7 desktop, the following links may be a good starting point:

Make sure that you are also familiar with the Application User Model IDs:

Application User Model IDs (AppIDs) are used extensively by the taskbar in Windows 7 and later systems to associate processes, files, and windows with a particular application. In some cases, it is sufficient to rely on the internal AppID assigned to a process by the system. However, an application that owns multiple processes or an application that is running in a host process might need to explicitly identify itself so that it can group its otherwise disparate windows under a single taskbar button and control the contents of that application’s Jump List.