This project is my intent to re-write from scratch some parts of one of the most Microsoft's abandoned projects.
Thee Longhorn's Explorer has some new functions that were never integrated officially, like the Image Preview on Hover, 3D View for images, or IE Favorites.
Even the Animated Background and Tiled Sidebar were deleted from Vista.
The DCE (a.k.a. Desktop Compositing Engine) was the program which renders all the desktop windows using DirectX, turning the Windows Interface into a hardware-accelerated one. This makes possible to animate any part of the desktop, including the windows and even the taskbar/sidebar.
In his early days, the DCE was renamed to DWM (Desktop Window Manager) which is used by Windows from Vista to 10.
I'm trying to remade the full DCE using C# and the DWM.
Currently, the project is in very early stage.
As soon as it reachs some functionality level, i'll make it available.
I have no plans for make it open source, at least for now.