While Media Center Markup Language is very powerful for developers, it does have a steep learning curve so I was impressed to find a project Steven Harding is working on (with help from top Media Center developer Nial Ginsbourg)

Its a projet called MCMLLookalike, an Open Source library of Media Center Markup Language code that emulates the look and feel of Vista Media Center. So its a great starting point for a new project especially as its a full Visual Studio project with installer code as well.

Thanks to Nial for the tip off

Download from: ‘MCMLLookalike’ Open Source library and more details on Steven’s blog


Here are a screen shot of a 10 foot version of mceBackup after 30 seconds of code editing


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