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I have posted an MSI that can be used to install an additional set of Windows Vista Media Center project templates. You can download the MSI at http://astebner.sts.winisp.net/Tools/mce_project_templates.zip. These project templates are designed to supplement (but not replace) the project templates included in the Windows Vista Media Center SDK v5.2.
There are several specific scenarios that I was aiming to address by creating these supplemental project templates:
When you download and install these project templates, they will appear in any of the following products that you have installed on your system:
To distinguish these project templates from the ones that ship in the Media Center SDK, they are named "Windows Media Center application with setup" (whereas the project templates installed by the SDK are named "Windows Media Center Application") in the Visual Studio new project dialog. In addition, they appear after the project templates installed by the SDK in the sorted list of available project templates.
I created the setup for this MSI in WiX v3.0, and in an upcoming blog post, I plan to enhance these instructions that I posted a while back in order to provide an easy-to-follow example of how to create an installer for Visual Studio project templates. Hopefully this will encourage Media Center developers to create and share their own project templates for specific types of development scenarios (such as a full-fledged background application project template so that the steps described in this blog post can be simplified).
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I previously wrote a blog post describing a set of supplemental Windows Vista Media Center project templates
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A refreshed version of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK (version 5.3) has been released for download
Aaron, I should be able to infer this but my brain is pretty crippled these days... have these templates been rolled into the v5.3 SDK, or are they still complementary to the in-the-box SDK templates?
There is a bug in the installation logic for the recently released Windows Vista Media Center SDK 5.3
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A while back, I wrote a blog post where I introduced a set of Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 project templates