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Windows Media Center SDK

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Post by Joni » Thu Jun 01, 2023 12:40 pm

I think I used this SDK back in the day but I'm now having problems adding it into Visual Studio. It might be because I haven't done any programming in 10+ years. Any help to get this working?

https://github.com/skijump/windows-media-center-sdk

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Post by jachin99 » Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:35 pm

When I used this to play around with the samples, I had to use MSVS 2008 to get everything working correctly. I think you need some of the reference assemblies included with that or Win7/WMC. I also got hung up finding a newer version of WIX that would build everything. If you like I have a copy of MSVS 2008 that I can share

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Post by Joni » Fri Jun 02, 2023 7:50 am

jachin99 wrote: Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:35 pm When I used this to play around with the samples, I had to use MSVS 2008 to get everything working correctly. I think you need some of the reference assemblies included with that or Win7/WMC. I also got hung up finding a newer version of WIX that would build everything. If you like I have a copy of MSVS 2008 that I can share
If you can please share. I received alot of Win7,8 + Media Center Pack keys back then and I still have those so I'll try to install Win7 on my old laptop.

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Post by Joni » Fri Jun 02, 2023 11:20 am

Hard to find Windows 7 iso apparently.

Does anyone remember. WMC was bundled with Win7 Pro & Ultimate, I think. How was it with Windows 8 & 8.1. There was a separate Media Center Pack but was that something you needed to download or were there just an option to add Media Center Pack key in Windows and then it came through Windows update or something?

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Post by unclebun » Fri Jun 02, 2023 12:10 pm

You Had to buy the Pro Pack for Windows 8 on a disc. It had Media Center in it.

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Post by jachin99 » Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:01 pm

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvAoSdNdORVlg9o6D-M ... g?e=H6HXtA

There are some source code files in that link along with everything else you need. You might have to give onedrive about an hour to finish syncing it all though

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Post by Joni » Sun Jun 04, 2023 3:02 pm

jachin99 wrote: Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:01 pm https://1drv.ms/f/s!AvAoSdNdORVlg9o6D-M ... g?e=H6HXtA

There are some source code files in that link along with everything else you need. You might have to give onedrive about an hour to finish syncing it all though
Thank you. I got everything setup. Also realized that you don't apparently need to "install" the SDK or am I correct?

I copied one project from attendum into my project folder, compiled and everyting seems to work fine. No problems with using statements.

Code: Select all

using Microsoft.MediaCenter.Hosting;
using Microsoft.MediaCenter.UI;
using Microsoft.MediaCenter;

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Post by Joni » Sun Jun 04, 2023 4:33 pm

I'm not sure if this is correct but I did read that Microsoft lost the original SDK installer.

I somehow got fixated in finding it and I found one on my old CD's but I'm not sure what version it is. It's WindowsMediaCenterSDK6.msi. It is signed on 7th of August 2009. Was there a 7.0 or 8.0?

This might be Release Candidate though.

This was the URL for RC in May 2009
http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... erSDK6.msi
On the heels of the Release Candidate of Windows 7, Microsoft has also made available for download the development tools for the Windows Media Center component of the operating system. Charlie Owen, product manager on the Media Center team, revealed that just as Windows 7 had advanced to RC stage, so did Windows Media Center Software Development Kit 6.0. At this point in time, developers looking to keep up with the evolution of Windows 7 can grab the RC of Windows Media Center SDK 6.0, offered at the end of the past week.

“We just posted the release candidate of the Windows Media Center Software Development Kit 6.0 for Windows 7 – same URL as the beta release. Note to developers: For all intents and purposes we are done with Windows 7 – if you want to report issues (application compatibility or otherwise) you should immediately grab the Windows 7 Release Candidate and this SDK and test, test, test – last call,” Owen added.
Could it be that the final version was also on the same URL with the same version number? RC in May would not be signed on 7th of August 2009 I think.

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Post by Joni » Sun Jun 04, 2023 5:10 pm

This was from MSDN and WindowsMediaCenterSDK6.msi checksum matches. But was this the final version (6.0)?

Name Microsoft Windows Media Center SDK 6.0 for Windows 7
Languages English
File Name en_windows_media_center_sdk_414276.msi
Size 117,955,584 bytes (112.4 MB)
SHA1 C4F1615581B58750F97884F458FC0736FF735E72

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Post by jachin99 » Mon Jun 05, 2023 12:17 am

I'm not sure if its included with what I shared but there is also an Unofficial V7 of the SDK. https://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/2010/ ... ples-apps/

I have a file called MCML tools that is the setup for it but I think you need MSVS 2010. I also have V6 of the WMC SDK, and the vista version. I believe the MSVS 2008 I gave you had some additional updates with it.

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Post by Joni » Mon Jun 05, 2023 6:22 pm

jachin99 wrote: Mon Jun 05, 2023 12:17 am I'm not sure if its included with what I shared but there is also an Unofficial V7 of the SDK. https://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/2010/ ... ples-apps/

I have a file called MCML tools that is the setup for it but I think you need MSVS 2010. I also have V6 of the WMC SDK, and the vista version. I believe the MSVS 2008 I gave you had some additional updates with it.
This was from Charlie's blog. It has link to "Unofficial V7" Attendum.zip so the one on github seems to include it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120814024 ... endum.aspx

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