Windows Media Player Wizard - VS 2008 - Fails to generate project

Posted on 2011-10-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I am trying to get te WMP wizard runing in VS 2008. I followed the readme instructions in the Windwos 7 SDK but when I try to create a project using he wizard it fails. This is my wmpwiz.vsz fiel contents:


Param="WIZARD_NAME = Windows Media Player Plug-in Wizard"
Param="ABSOLUTE_PATH = C:\Data_Root\Windows_7_SDK_Samples\multimedia\WMP\Wizards\wmpwiz"
Param="FALLBACK_LCID = 1033"

Any advice on how to get this working please?
Question by:Sid Price
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    Accepted Solution

    did you edit the vsz file as in the readme
    Locate the following line:
    Wizard=VsWizard.<VsWizardEngine version goes here>

    Change <VsWizardEngine version goes here> to one of the following values, depending on which version of Visual Studio you have installed.

    Value                    Visual Studio Version
    ------------------       -----------------------
    VsWizardEngine.7.1       Visual Studio .NET 2003
    VsWizardEngine.8.0       Visual Studio 2005
    VsWizardEngine.9.0       Visual Studio 2008

    Locate the following line:
    Param="ABSOLUTE_PATH = <path to wmpwiz directory goes here>"

    Change <path to wmpwiz directory goes here> to the path where the wizard files are located.

    For example, suppose you have Visual Studio 2008, and your wizard files are here:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\Multimedia\WMP\wizards\wmpwiz

    Then your wmpwiz.vsz file would look like this:

    VSWIZARD 7.0

    Param="WIZARD_NAME = Windows Media Player Plug-in Wizard"
    Param="ABSOLUTE_PATH = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\Multimedia\WMP\wizards\wmpwiz"
    Param="FALLBACK_LCID = 1033"

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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    again from the readme did you copy these?

     Locate the following three files:
    Locate the folder where you installed Visual Studio. Expand the folder to view its subfolders, and locate a folder named vcprojects.

    Author Comment

    by:Sid Price
    Thank you so much, I thought I had all those parameters updated however, if you look at my original post, you will see the following line was incorrect:

    VSWIZARD 7.0

    When I changed this to your example:

    VSWIZARD 7.0

    The wizard now runs correctly.

    again, many thanks,

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