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Getting certified for Windows Vista - part 2

Posted by Mark Rogers on Oct 12, 2007 | 


We got our test results back from VeriTest this morning - first time pass - PowerMapper is now Certified for Vista.

Apart from the installer, the main bit of engineering work needed to ensure certification was support for Vista Restart Manager. This is one of the best hidden features in Vista - it allows the OS to restart your application where it left off after a reboot or a crash.

Needless to say it needs a bit of work: your app needs to register a command line option used by the Restart Manager via the RegisterApplicationRestart API call.

After that it's up to you: you need to save changes as the user makes them and restore them when the app is restarted using the special command line you registered.


First posted Oct 2007