Originally Posted by nap007
but it still use WMP right? or is it actually have it's own player?
In my opinion; It can be either... Panels are applications that not only are stand-alone applications, but they actually tie in with the device letting you communicate with other applications. Communication would of-course depend on the application in question... as in how much information it gives out that you can use in your panel and so on.
I love Panels over TF3D 'cos of customizability and its overall potential.
I myself am looking forward to implement panels - probably some completely stupid and useless stuff...
I downloaded the SDK and installed it when released, however was bummed out that for Panels you have to use C++. It has been AGES since i used that languge other than when really needed. I have been hearing that SE will support C# and vb.nEt in the end for Panel development, and i am really looking forward to that day. (maybe they already have, 'cos i haven't really checked for updates)