Getting Started

The Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) includes a Windows SideShow-compatible device simulator that developers can use to test their gadgets without physical hardware. The SDK also includes sample gadgets that work with the simulator and show how to build a simple gadget for Windows SideShow.

This section covers the installation and use of the simulator, how to use Windows SideShow in Control Panel, and how to build and run the sample gadgets.

In This Section

Simulator for Windows SideShow

Windows SideShow Control Panel

Windows SideShow Samples


Windows SideShow API Reference

Simple Content Format Reference

Developing Windows SideShow Gadgets

Introduction to Simple Content Format and Endpoints