How can i use device hardware buttons(Play/Pause) in the app? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    am developing a Windows 8.1 store app.

    In my app am playing some music. Whenever user taps Play/Pause button in the app am able to play/pause it.

    But in the PC when i hit the Play/Pause button it should perform the appropriate tasks. How  can i handle that?

    Anybody please help me??

    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 8:37 AM


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  • I'm not sure about this, but you may be able to handle the VirtualKey to see what is being sent when those keys are pressed, and perform the appropriate action.

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    Monday, May 19, 2014 12:32 PM
  • They will come in as normal key strokes. They aren't in the VirtualKey enumeration but you can look up their numeric ivalues in the desktop Virtual-Key Codes documentation: VK_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE is 0xB3

    Also look at the media transport controls for background media. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/dn263187.aspx

    Monday, May 19, 2014 12:58 PM