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History and Versions

Each release of Windows Media Center builds upon features introduced in previous versions. Each release also has a corresponding software development kit (SDK). The current Windows Media Center SDK is designed for Windows Media Center version 9.0 in Windows 7.

The following chart summarizes the releases of Windows Media Center and the corresponding versions of the platform and development environment.

Media Center VersionPlatform Version.NET Framework VersionDevelopment Model
6.0Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004NAHosted HTML application
7.0Windows XP Media Center Edition 20051.0Hosted HTML application

Media Center add-in

7.5Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 20051.1Hosted HTML application

Media Center add-in

8.0Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows Vista Home Premium

2.0Hosted HTML application

Windows Media Center Presentation Layer application

8.1Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista2.0Hosted HTML application

Windows Media Center Presentation Layer application

9.0Windows 72.0Windows Media Center Presentation Layer application

Note    In the Windows Media Center Presentation Layer, the Windows Media Center version corresponds to the MediaCenterEnvironment.Version property.

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