Hanselminutes 82: Development for Media Center

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2:15 Software Development Kit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a43ea0b7-b85f-4612-aa08-3bf128c5873e&displaylang=en
2:29 Visual C# 2005 Express Edition http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa975050.aspx
2:38 Media Center Markup Language http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189823.aspx
3:40 MCML Preview Tool http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189325.aspx
6:30 Z Sample Application http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com/IntroducingTheZSampleApplication.aspx
11:46 Remoting of the User Interface http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com/AQuickPeekUnderTheHoodPartOneOfFour.aspx and http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com/AQuickPeekUnderTheHoodPartTwoOfFour.aspx (we never got around to parts 3 and 4 — they would have been much deeper than we really needed to go).
12:15 Remote Control and Input Handlers http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189195.aspx
18:08 Managed Code Object Model http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms816271.aspx
19:00 Application Types Which Leverage MCML: Local and Web http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms816272.aspx
21:00 Installation and Registration of Applications http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms815407.aspx
23:10 Q Sample Application (Screenshot) http://play.mediacentersandbox.com/sample/5/q/screencap.png
24:14 MCML Sampler (Screenshot) http://play.mediacentersandbox.com/sample/5/mcmlsampler/screencap.png
25:01 Databinding in MCML http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb188939.aspx
26:28 Defining a <UI> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189704.aspx
27:37 <UI> Properties http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189635.aspx
28:04 Media Center Sandbox http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com
28:30 Visual Studio 2008 ‘Orcas’ Templates from Aaron Stebner http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/09/11/4873223.aspx
28:45 Using the Visual Studio Templates http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb189732.aspx


Download available for a supplemental set of Windows Vista Media Center project templates


New Visual Studio Project Templates for Windows Media Center. Support VS2005 & VS2008

You can download the MSI at http://astebner.sts.winisp.net/Tools/mce_project_templates.zip.  These project templates are designed to supplement (but not replace) the project templates included in the Windows Vista Media Center SDK v5.2.

To distinguish these project templates from the ones that ship in the Media Center SDK, they are named “Windows Media Center application with setup” (whereas the project templates installed by the SDK are named “Windows Media Center Application”) in the Visual Studio new project dialog.  In addition, they appear after the project templates installed by the SDK in the sorted list of available project templates.

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Download available for a supplemental set of Windows Vista Media Center project templates

Customize the Windows Vista Media Center SDK project template


Windows Media Center SDK 5.2 Now Available

Customization that can be made to this project template in order to create different types of Windows Vista Media Center applications:

I encourage you to check out these posts to see step by step instructions for these customizations that can be made to the standard Windows Vista Media Center SDK project template.