PhotoSuru, a WPF-based photo experience

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    littleguru
    I had the chance to see PhotoSuru a while back while working at Microsoft and it looks like a really nice application. It's a great starter kit to get into WPF programming and layouting Smiley
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    LeonMeijer
    I download the PhotoSuru full source code. Hitting F5 in VS2008SP1 causes inmediatly a BSOD (reproducable). Are there more people out there having this issue ? It's weird because my 6 months old PC never had a BSOD before. I'm running Vista x64 Ultimate (English) with 8 GB of RAM, Experience Index of 5.6 and the nVidia 8800 GT video adapter.

    (by the way, the downloadable branded version works well)
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    Dennis Cheng MS

    Can you isolate the problem by disabling WPF hardware acceleration by setting the DisableHWAcceleration registry key? https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa970912.aspx 

    If that fixes the BSOD then it has something to do with the display adaptor. Double check that you are using most recent WHQL-certified nVidia display drivers. Let us know!

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    magicalclick
    Wow, that's a really heavy duty sample app. I would still use my own PhotoGallery, but the damn, the photos load so fast on that one.
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    LeonMeijer
    Hi Dennis,

    I was running version 7.15.11.7813 (Sept 17 '08) of the nVidia WHQL driver and upgraded this now to 7.15.11.8120 (Jan 8 '09, also known as 181.20). Same issue, although it looks like that I can run the application a few seconds more. (note: I do see the app, the BSOD occurs a few seconds after).

    Unfortunatly I cannot find the DisableHWAcceleration registry key, not manually and not by search.
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    LeonMeijer
    I added the DisableHWAcceleration key in the registry but still a BSOD.
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    Dev2U

    This links to a version that installs on Windows 7 Beta 1
    http://www.photoSuru.com/photoSuruWin7Setup.exe  

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    innesm

    I downloaded the High quality WMV, and although the talking heads sections are smooth, the WPF screenshot bits seem to be about 1fps.

    Kinda defeats the purpose of a video demo-ing an app which presumably has lots of slick animations.

     

    Is the video just running like this on my PC? I tried the smaller size video too...

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