The more advanced taskbar in windows 7 has the capability to add a toolbar in the thumbnail preview. This example put two buttons in the thumbnail, and the main window will display a text when one of these buttons is displayed. (remember to press register before they appear)
This small apps contains a class for detection if the application is “Run as Admin”, elevation level, if its elevated and more enjoy..
The TDirect2DCanvas introduces an easy way of using Direct2D, a new 2-D graphics wrapper for Windows 7. Look here for information from microsoft: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd370987(VS.85).aspx
With the new operation system from Microsoft, we have the ability to access new features in the taskbar. One of them is to have a progressbar and a few display states. This example demonstrates the use of the progress bar.