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Troubleshoot trying to get current playing music details

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  • Hello! I am making a Windows 8.1 store app that gets the current playing song details(artist & song title) from the Music app. I tried using the SystemMediaTransportControls class in order to get the details but it does not recognise the song. My current using code is :

    SystemMediaTransportControls control = SystemMediaTransportControls.GetForCurrentView(); control.DisplayUpdater.Type = MediaPlaybackType.Music; songBlock.Text = control.DisplayUpdater.MusicProperties.Artist;

    In addition, when I try the :

    control.PlaybackStatus;

    ...the anwer is "Closed" even if there is a current song playing

    Thanks in advance!!

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:04 AM

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  • 1) Is the media element connected to the Transport controls using AreTransportControlsEnabled="True"?

    2) What does the MediaElement say at the same time about the status of the music?


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