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ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed by Robert Foster

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Chapter 10. Creating ASP.NET AJAX-Enabled Vista Sidebar Gadgets

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Vista Sidebar Gadgets

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Creating the Gadget

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Vista Sidebar Gadgets are simple applications that give users immediate access to personally relevant information and simple tasks. Gadgets are hosted in the Windows Vista Sidebar, which is located on the right side of your desktop (assuming that you are running Windows Vista as your operating system). In short, Gadgets typically perform a single task very easily and efficiently and can be customized to give you information that you want.

Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Typical examples of Gadgets include a stock ticker, clock, weather, news feeds, and so on. ...

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