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Programming "Now Playing" for MSN Messenger

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I've made a program that displays the track that's playing on a
(internet)radiostation. The name of the "now playing" track comes from
the radiostation's website ( from the statusbar using the Internet
Explorer object model ).

Now, I want the name of the track in the person's nickname from MSN
Messenger ( the "now playing" info that actually comes from the Windows
Media Player Music Plugin ). Does anybody know how to do that ( in
VB.Net ) ? I've added references to ShDocVW for getting the name of the
track and WMPlib to play that radiostation's stream.

If you don't understand what I mean, you can check my program at
http://www.station-x.be/c-player.php

I hope somebody can help,

Grtz,
Tommy DN.
Nov 24 '05 #1
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Dear Tommy DN,

Have a look at: http://www.xihsolutions.net/dotmsn/

Hope it helps,

Michel van den Berg

"Tommy DN" <no****@nospam.com> schreef in bericht
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I've made a program that displays the track that's playing on a
(internet)radiostation. The name of the "now playing" track comes from the
radiostation's website ( from the statusbar using the Internet Explorer
object model ).

Now, I want the name of the track in the person's nickname from MSN
Messenger ( the "now playing" info that actually comes from the Windows
Media Player Music Plugin ). Does anybody know how to do that ( in
VB.Net ) ? I've added references to ShDocVW for getting the name of the
track and WMPlib to play that radiostation's stream.

If you don't understand what I mean, you can check my program at
http://www.station-x.be/c-player.php

I hope somebody can help,

Grtz,
Tommy DN.

Nov 26 '05 #2

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Michel van den Berg wrote:
Dear Tommy DN,

Have a look at: http://www.xihsolutions.net/dotmsn/

Hope it helps,

Michel van den Berg

"Tommy DN" <no****@nospam.com> schreef in bericht
news:e9********************@scarlet.biz...
I've made a program that displays the track that's playing on a
(internet)radiostation. The name of the "now playing" track comes from the
radiostation's website ( from the statusbar using the Internet Explorer
object model ).

Now, I want the name of the track in the person's nickname from MSN
Messenger ( the "now playing" info that actually comes from the Windows
Media Player Music Plugin ). Does anybody know how to do that ( in
VB.Net ) ? I've added references to ShDocVW for getting the name of the
track and WMPlib to play that radiostation's stream.

If you don't understand what I mean, you can check my program at
http://www.station-x.be/c-player.php

I hope somebody can help,

Grtz,
Tommy DN.



I've found some VB.Net code on the net and copy/paste it to my project.
Afterwards, you can set your "Now Playing" with the code: "Call
SetMusicInfo("Artist", "Album", "Song") ... and it works fine.

But thanks anyway,

Grtz,
Tommy DN.
Nov 26 '05 #3

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Thanx for posting your solution for the rest of us .... <- Sarcasim
Nov 30 '05 #4

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