Channel Bar -> Windows Sidebar


A colleague reminded me today of Windows 98 Active Desktop Channel Bar. Having spent a little time looking at Windows Sidebar I can see the link back to Windows 98. I wonder if any of the original Channel Bar developers helped with the Windows Sidebar. Microsoft’s Gadget site is your first stop in looking at how to build gadgets.

Looking at the Development Overview documentation, there doesn’t seem to be much written about security. Given the deployment mechanism is CAB/ZIP with no signing process, and the Object Model appears to allow execution of commands and access to drives/folders I assume there must be some security in place?

~ by mdavey on July 14, 2006.

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