Games Explorer Programming Guide
This section contains conceptual topics about how to interact with Windows Games Explorer, a feature available on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Information is divided into the following sections:
In This Section
- Getting Started with Games Explorer
Provides a broad overview of Games Explorer and how to get started with a typical installation scenario
- Games Explorer Tasks
Provides an overview of the Games Explorer task system, including how you can create your own custom tasks.
- GDF Delivery and Localization
Describes how GDF resources are interpreted by Games Explorer and instructions on how to include the GDF resources in your game.
- Games Explorer and WMI
Provides an overview on how to use Windows Management Instrumentation to access Games Explorer information on the Windows platforms starting with Windows Vista.
- Legacy Game Support with Games Explorer
Provides an overview of how legacy games (games that have not authored custom content for Games Explorer) are interpreted by Games Explorer.
- Rich Saved Games (Vista Only)
Provides an overview on how to create and store rich saved games (Windows Vista only).
- Supporting an Upgrade from Windows XP
Provides instructions on supporting users who have installed a game on Windows XP then upgraded to a more recent Windows version
- The Game-Definition-File (GDF) Schema
Provides an overview of the XML-based GDF schema, and describes how to use the fields to represent your game.