Windows XP Media Center Edition SDK Media Center Extenders
A Media Center Extender is a hardware device that enables the user to access Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition content from a TV in a remote location. A Media Center Extender uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) over a wired or wireless connection to communicate with a Media Center PC, and a side-channel to transport audio and video content to the remote device. The Media Center Extender session runs in the context of a limited user account. The session does not support user input from a keyboard or mouse; it only supports input from a remote control.
This section describes how to design Media Center HTML applications and add-ins that work well when running in the Media Center Extender session. It discusses the following topics.
|Installing an Application on the Host Computer||Describes how to install an application on the host Media Center PC.|
|Handling the Limited Access Rights of a Media Center Extender Session||Describes how to design applications that can handle the limited access rights granted to applications that run in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Testing Your Application in a Limited User Context||Describes how to test your application to ensure that it runs well in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Avoiding Visible User Interface Elements||Describes how to ensure that your application does not cause error messages by attempting to display user interface (UI) elements in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Supporting the Remote Control for Text Entry||Describes how your application can support text entry through the remote control while your application is running in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Supported Media Types for the Media Center Extender||Lists the types of media content that are supported in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Avoiding Internet Explorer Security Dialog Boxes||Describes how to design your application so that it does not interrupt the user by causing Internet Explorer to display security dialog boxes.|
|Detecting a Media Center Extender Session||Describes how your application can detect whether it is running in a Media Center Extender session.|
|Preventing Access to Your Application from the Media Center Extender||Describes how to prevent the user from accessing your application from a Media Center Extender session.|
|Handling the Resolution Difference of a Media Center Extender Session||Describes how your application can handle the low screen resolution of a Media Center Extender session.|
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