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Windows Media Center Software Development Kit

  • Published:
  • Version: 5.3
  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

Documentation, tools, and sample code for developing Windows Media Center applications and services.

  • 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.

    This release includes documentation, tools, sample code and Visual Studio 2005 project templates for the following Windows Media Center platform models:

    1. Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Application (Local, Background and Web)
    2. Hosted HTML


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
MicrosoftWindowsMediaCenter-SDK-WindowsVista-ENU.msi92f36ee0e30ef37e339dc3c8315ba755b50761f129.82 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate

  • To create and run Windows Media Center applications:

    • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

    Additional Software Prerequisites

    To use Windows Media Center Presentation Layer Application project templates for Visual Studio:

  • Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Visual Studio 2005 Team System Edition
  • Visual C# 2008 Express Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Visual Studio 2008 Team System Edition

Installation Instructions

  • Click the Download link to start the download.
    Select "Open" to start the install immediately. OR
    Select "Save" to copy the download to your machine for installation at a later time.

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