Blog :: CharlieO

Media Center Design and Development 101 (Usually)

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    Further Scale Demystification...

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    Working through some more stuff in purposeful design for the Media Center platform gave me the chance to enhance understanding of the mouse transport and navigation bars... The design template (see the Demystifying Scale in Media Center Hosted HTML Applications...
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    Demystifying Scale in Media Center Hosted HTML Applications

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    One of the common areas of confusion I see when working with Online Spotlight partners is the concept of UI scaling for their applications in Media Center. This is a bit of a mind shift for designers and developers familiar with the rest of the Windows...
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    Using Media Center Dialog, DialogEx, and DialogNotification in HTML

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    The Software Development Kit for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 includes several enhancements for creating dialog boxes. In addition to MediaCenter.Dialog ( screenshot ) we now have... MediaCenter.DialogEx ( screenshot ) with support for custom...
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    Media Center Version Detection in HTML

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    My name is Charlie Owen and I am a Program Manager with the Windows eHome team (a compatriot of Ethan Zoller ( http://blogs.msdn.com/ethanz ) and Michael Creasy ( http://blogs.msdn.com/mcreasy ). This is my first ever blog, so be gentle with me. :-) I...
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