Multi MediaElement - A Playlist Solution (next item no waiting)

We get quite a few questions in the forums about how to handle playlists when using the MediaElement. I’m defining playlist as a series of songs, videos, etc. that play sequentially one after another. Unfortunately the MediaElement doesn’t support native playlist capability. This is an interesting omission because Media Foundation has a rather elaborate playlist…

Looking back to understand the future: OpenFileDialog vs. FileOpenPicker

Most of us are familiar with the standard .NET OpenFileDialog object. With the introduction of Windows 8 Store apps the OpenFileDialog has gotten a facelift, a simplified API and yet somehow it’s still not quite the same. The new FileOpenPicker (or Picker) has been the subject of much mystery and confusion on the MSDN forums….