Sidebar Gadget Article

Tuesday, January 2, 2007
A new year deserves a new OdeToCode article: "Developing Gadgets for the Windows Vista Sidebar".

Feedback is always appreciated.

Comments
SFkilla Saturday, January 13, 2007
Hey there,
This is some nice peace of info for those who want to start developping sidebar gadgets.
I've seen you use one of my creations! the HDD Meter... I can tell you it has been updated and is available on my board with many other gadgets... ;)

Link: http://com3.runboard.com/bsfkillaplace

Regards

SFkilla©
Mark Smith Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Thanks for the info on the gadget development. I'm trying to debug the javascript in our gadget, and I can't work out how to tell Visual Studio that I'm debugging a gadget not an ASP.NET website. Got any help on how to do that?

I went into VS2005, created a new
scott Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Mark:

What I did was use Attach To Process on the debug menu, an attached to the Sidebar.exe hosting my gadget. Then I could use the VS debugger with JavaScript.
gravatar Mohamed Sunday, October 18, 2009
Hello :))
i just wanted to know if u have any idea where to find the extracted files (especially gadget.html) to see if changes take effect instantly (it would make everything easier i guess)
thanks
gravatar vikas Sunday, November 8, 2009
Very good article.
Please send me code files for this article . Some css files are missing.
gravatar Tom Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Very good article. The only thing that I need help with is the .css files. Is there some way fro me to get a copy of the .css file for this gadget so I can see the rest of the information.

Thanks!
gravatar Tom Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Very good article. The only thing that I need help with is the .css files. Is there some way fro me to get a copy of the .css file for this gadget so I can see the rest of the information.

Thanks!
gravatar LF Friday, March 26, 2010
When I use System.Gadget in my Javascript functions, I get the error

Type Error: 'System' is undefined.

Am I missing something?

Thanks
Paul H Thursday, June 24, 2010
Anyone know of a way to programatically uninstall a gadget? We deployed a gadget to all of our users as a replaement for another one. We want to be able to remove the old one. Any ideas?
gravatar Cook Thursday, July 22, 2010
I need some help developing a gadget, i want the text input from the options window to be saved and displayed in the flyout in a table, i have played around with it a lot but can't for the life of me figure it out, and finding help is not much easier. I would really appreciate it from anyone.
tuti Thursday, July 29, 2010
Hi! Loved your article.
I have a question thought... Do you think it is possible to add some sort of database to a gadget? for example if you want to keep track of the user‘s requests on the search bar. "Norway" would have to appear on your database, for example.
gravatar André Tuesday, January 18, 2011
hello - i really appreciated your article; can you send me an example (if you will) on how to build a gadget to display an image (locally stored) and a text over it (text stored on xml file) - let's say i have 2 tags on xml file: today's date and a text. I want to show on the gadget today's text over the picture. Is it difficuld to do?
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