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Windows Media Player 10, WMP 10 SDK and Managed Code

I've just downloaded and installed Windows Media Player 10 and it's SDK on my home PC. The SDK comes with a bunch of code samples, one of which is a fully functionnal .NET application (written in both C# and VB.NET, VB.NET developpers will appreciate ;-)) that demonstrates how to control the player, get properties like the list of titles of the songs in the music library, etc...

This very nice, since it will allow me to start the development of a system I wanted to build for a long time: exposing a bunch of Web Services on my home PC that represent Windows Media Player basic features (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Volume Control) and titles management (Choose a preset list, choose an album from the list or a title from the list).

The client application will be written un .NET Compact Framework, running on a PocketPC with a WiFi card, and voila! The ultimate remote control that operates even through the walls, not like those dumb IR remote controls ;-)

Tomorrow is Sunday? That sounds good, I'll have plenty of time to start this project :)

Comments

Christophe Lauer said:

Argh! I got that damned "unable to execute csharpAddWebServiceWiz.vsz wizard" error. Let's try to repair/reinstall Visual Studio first...
# September 4, 2004 4:43 PM

Patrice said:

Belle coincidence :)
J'ai fait il y a une semaine une application pour Pocket PC permettant de commander powerpoint à distance. Idéal pour les présentations (cours, conférences, etc...), il suffit d'utiliser le soft pour lancer le diaporama, changer de slide (avant/arrière) et pour les étourdis, les commentaires du slide courant sont même affichés sur l'écran du Pocket :) Par contre, je n'ai pas fait via Service Web mais via les sockets :p (pas de remoting sur le CF) Au niveau du réseau, j'ai utilisé la même solution que toi le wi-fi.
Bien sûr une fois que mon appli a été terminé (1 journée de ""boulot"" en comptant les pauses cafés, les pauses téléphone, et les supports de cours que je devais rédiger :)) et était fonctionnelle on m'a demandé de faire pareil pour Media Player (pour lancer de la musique depuis son lit :))
Si tu mets à disposition ton appli, signale-le, ça risque d'en interesser certains... ;)
# September 4, 2004 5:03 PM

Christophe Lauer said:

In fact, I stole the idea from Pascal Belaud who has already an equivalent application running on a TabletPC and also using wireless...

And yes, When it's running, and when the code is clean enough, I'll share it.
# September 4, 2004 5:21 PM

Christophe Lauer said:

Patrice,

Did you share your PPT Remote Control application on DotNet-Project ?
# September 4, 2004 6:50 PM

Patrice said:

Not yet, but i will. This is a good idea.
# September 5, 2004 5:51 AM

Christophe Lauer said:

Hi Duncan,

I cannot explain how and why, even being a MSDN Mag subscriber, I didn't find your article. It could have helped build this system for a long time. Anyway, your article will be more than useful to me. It contains really detailled and valuable information. Thanks for pointing me to it.
# September 5, 2004 7:14 PM

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Great post. Ne peut pas attendre de lire les prochains:)

# June 30, 2011 11:34 AM