Thursday, November 10, 2011
Foobar2000 sidebar gadget
Windows sidebar gadgets are one of the useful things that came with Vista. Never the less I don't see many people around me using them and maybe that is why Microsoft decided to stop supporting the development of those gadgets.
Right before the closing of the gadgets gallery I've uploaded there my first gadget - FoobarAccessory. This gadget is used to control the excellent Foobar2000 media player (play/pause, next/previous, volume) and display the played track info. The gadget is based on the iTunesAccessory gadget, which unsurprisingly does the same with iTunes. To use it you need to install the COM Automation Server component on foobar. If you also want to be able to edit ID3 tags right from the gadget, install the masstagger component too.