New Windows Media Center Software Development Kit available

 The Windows Media Center Software Development Kit is designed to help developers create applications and software components that take advantage of features provided by Windows Media Center. Version 5.2 of the Media Center SDK was released on  8/6/2007 with an improved application template designed to ‘quick start’ development.  This release includes documentation, tools, sample code and Visual Studio 2005 project templates for the following Windows Media Center platform models:


  • Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Application (Local, Background and Web)

  • Hosted .NET Framework 3.0 eXtensible Application Markup Language Browser Application (XBAP)

  • Hosted HTML  

The Window Media Center SDK supports development on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.   To create and run Windows Media Center applications you will need Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium or Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.  To view documentation and sample code only, the minimum system requirements are Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2. 


See the Microsoft Download Center page for Additional Software Prerequisites

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