John Hax

I'm trying to pack a gadget into a product installation. After copy my gadget to programfiles/windows sidebar/shared gadgets/ , users can see the gadget in the gadgets panel, but how can i add my gadget to the sidebar automaticly Modify settings.ini


Re: Sidebar Gadget Development How to install a gadget

Jonathan Abbott

You can't auto add it to the Sidebar. MS would prefer the users to do that.

However, a while back I wrote an article on the subject and compiled an EXE to do it, as this functionality would be necessary if you were deploying Gadgets centrally through MSI's etc.




Re: Sidebar Gadget Development How to install a gadget

John Hax

Your exe doesn't work on my computer (Vista Ultimate RTM simplified chinese version)... Just like Stanimir Stoyanov said. If it could run, a security dialog will popup, is it Is there anyway to install a gadget silently




Re: Sidebar Gadget Development How to install a gadget

Jonathan Abbott

I expect the window title is different. You'll have to change the AutoIT script to cater for multiple languages and recompile it.

Having said that, I've not tried in on RTM.