New book that covers gadget development using C# and VB.NET
Wrox has recently published a new book by Wei-Meng Lee called Professional Windows Vista Gadgets Programming. The second half of the book is dedicated to Windows SideShow development using the Windows SideShow .NET Framework Components (beta) release--a.k.a our managed API. The book is a great introduction to Windows SideShow as well as gadget development, covering the major aspects of the API in C# and VB.NET, as well as the Simple Content Format (SCF). There's even a comprehensive gadget sample included as well!