Windows Vista Bridge Sample Library = A Managed API for Windows

The Windows Vista Bridge Sample Library (VBSL) is an ongoing effort by the Microsoft SDK team to bridge between the .NET framework and the native Windows API. The VBSL is a class library that makes it much easier for managed developers to access light-up Windows Vista features with no need to worry about the Interop […]

The Windows Vista Bridge Sample Library (VBSL) is an ongoing effort by the Microsoft SDK team to bridge between the .NET framework and the native Windows API. The VBSL is a class library that makes it much easier for managed developers to access light-up Windows Vista features with no need to worry about the Interop layer. Vista Bridge 1.3 provides managed developers with a set of classes, libraries, and samples written in .NET that allows developers to take advantage of Vista features including UAC, Power Management, Restart & Recovery, Restart Manager, Network, Aero Glass, among many others. It is important to say that all the Vista Bridge managed libraries work well with Windows 7 APIs and will continue to work in future release as the SDK team will continue to support this project.

The Vista Bridge Sample Library (download Vista Bridge Sample Library) is part of the Windows SDK. However, this project is important enough to be placed front center in the Code Gallery.

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