An updated version of the Windows Media Center Software Development Kit is now available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a43ea0b7-b85f-4612-aa08-3bf128c5873e&displaylang=en. This is the same link as before so no need to change your bookmarks. These links also persist in the navigation section at http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com/.
The following is a summary of the key changes to the Windows Media Center Software Development Kit for this version:
- The Windows Media Center Application Step By Step document which helps you create a Windows Media Center application from an empty project using Media Center Markup Language (MCML), C# and Windows Installer XML (WiX).
- The C# project template has been revised and now includes Windows Installer XML (WiX) 3.0 scripts for generating a setup program to install the application. See the Readme.htm file when you create a new application with the template for more information. This application template is the same result you get from working completely through the new Step By Step document.
- The MCML file template has been revised to work better with the C# project template and includes the basic Properties, Locals, Rules, and Content elements typically needed.
- A Visual Studio solution for the MCML Sampler making it easier to search, copy, and paste from the markup and code files.
I'd like to take a moment to thank our community of developers over at http://discuss.mediacentersandbox.com who provided lots of feedback on the Step By Step document to make it a great resource for beginners.