View Full Version : TiVo Now Playing Gadget for Windows Vista
12-02-2007, 11:52 AM
I spent some evening time over the past few weeks building my first gadget for Windows Vista. It seemed appropriate to develop something for our two TiVo HD units, so I wrote a Now Playing gadget that sits on the Windows Sidebar.
My blog post on the subject (http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2007/12/02/tivo-gadget-for-vista.aspx) contains a link to the download with more detail.
12-04-2007, 06:41 PM
Dude, seriously... BEST SIDEBAR GADGET EVER!!!! Even though the install was a little involved, it went flawlessly! Kudos to you sir!
12-04-2007, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the compliment, SkeeterTV. I appreciate it. I have a few more features to add, so keep an eye out for a new release in the coming weeks.
12-07-2007, 06:40 PM
I don't know from Vista - can this "gadget" work in some fashion under XP?
12-07-2007, 09:17 PM
Sorry, fred22, but no. Windows Vista includes a Sidebar that allows you to park gadgets that do lots of different little functions (like watch the weather, stocks, news, etc.). The TiVo gadget is built for the Sidebar, so it won't work in XP. Sorry about that.
12-07-2007, 09:35 PM
fred22, Desktop Sidebar (http://www.desktopsidebar.com) has added similar functionality to XP for far longer than Vista's existed, but, alas, I don't see a TiVo plugin for Desktop Sidebar.
Here (http://www.desktopsidebar.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4) is a forum to ask for DS plugins and, Anyware, here (http://www.desktopsidebar.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13) is a forum describing how to build a DS plugin. I doubt it's similar to a Vista widget gadget, but maybe you can repurpose your work easily.
12-08-2007, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the replies, guys. I will check things out....
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