Customize an Iconic Thumbnail and a Live Preview Bitmap
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This sample shows how to customize an iconic thumbnail and a live preview (or Peek preview) bitmap by using functions and messages that are introduced in the Windows 7 Desktop Window Manager (DWM) APIs. Specifically, this sample uses the DwmSetIconicThumbnail function and the WM_SENDICONICTHUMBNAILBITMAP message to customize an iconic thumbnail. It also uses the DwmSetIconicLivePreviewBitmap function and the WM_SENDICONICLIVEPREVIEWBITMAP message to set an iconic live preview bitmap.
The following illustration shows a default thumbnail transformed into a customized thumbnail.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 7 or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Vista|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Platform Update for Windows Server 2008|
|Windows SDK||Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 7|
Downloading the Sample
This sample is available in the following locations.
|Code Gallery||Download from MSDN Code Gallery|
Building the Sample
To build the sample by using the command prompt
- Open a Command Prompt window and browse to the sample directory.
To build the sample by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (preferred method)
- Open Windows Explorer and browse to the folder where the IconicThumbnail.sln file is located.
- Double-click the solution file (.sln) to open the file in Microsoft Visual Studio.
- On the Build menu, click Build Solution. The application is built in the default \Debug or \Release directory.