MediaElement.Opacity is not supported in Windows store apps (Metro)

Just a quick note to let the media development community know that we don’t support the “opacity” property on the MediaElement. The current documentation (as of the date of this writing) does not detail this limitation of the MediaElement control in the Windows store app (WSA) development environment (formerly Metro). I am working with the documentation folks…


Get your Windows 8 Metro style app into the Windows App Store early!

Follow these steps to get invited to an App Excellence lab: Create a really great Windows 8 Metro style app (or game) immediately.  Get it ready as if you were submitting to the store. If you know your local DPE evangelists (maybe because you attended a Windows camp training), get in touch with them and…


List of Windows 8 CP audio / video and camera samples

I have been on the hunt for various samples to pass along to the developers I”ve been working with on the Metro style apps forums. It quickly became apparent that we have over two hundered samples and sorting through them to find a media sample that can help you out is a time consuming task. In an…


Windows 8 Consumer Preview digital media and You

Hello all, It’s been a while since I was able to get this blog updated. Fortunately I have been asked to work with all of you to bring multi-media apps to Windows 8. I’ve been very active on the Windows 8 developer preview forums working with the community to help make the transition from Win32…

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