Run a WPF application with Video directly from a CD or DVD

 

Hey guys,

Recently I had a requirement in which I had to run an application directly from a DVD. So I made a demo application so that I can share it with you guys.

So first of all we need to create a player inside which the video will play. So add the following code to your xaml file of the window

 

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

Now we need to add the event handler for these events in our code behind. These can easily be converted to Commands but I did not bother as I wanted to keep it simple. So we add the following code to the code behind of our window.

 

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

Now we make sure we have the media already present in our application. So we add a Media folder into our application and we add the a video named Lake.wmv to it. And sure it has properties set as shown.

 

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

Now you can build and run the application.

To run it from the DVD we need to create an ISO file which we can write to a DVD. So create an ISO file I have used Magic ISO Maker which looks something like below.

 

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

I then browse to the bin folder of my application and drag all the files and folder in it on to the blank area above and create the ISO.

Now we can write this ISO to a DVD or just run it using a virtual drive.

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

We can browse the DVD and run the application.

 

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

WPF Video APP from CD / DVD

The source and ISO can be downloaded here.

 

Any questions, comments or feedback is highly appreciated.

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