Windows 7 MC is behaving differently to Vista when my plug-in changes the currently playing music while a photo slideshow is active.
Under Vista, the slideshow continues to play, and the "now playing" thumbnail in the lower left corner appears briefly to indicate what the new track selection is. This is nice behaviour.
Under Windows 7 (all versions up to RC), the slideshow is interrupted and instead the Now Playing music screen for the newly selected music is displayed. This is very intrusive.
Is there any way to revert back to the Vista behaviour? It only affects the slideshow display; at other points within media center (including when the photowall screensaver is active) the main display is not changed when new music starts.
I'm using host.MediaCenterEnvironment.PlayMedia to play the music. I tried adding my own entrypoint via MediaExperience.EntryPointId after starting the music -- this works fine when I select 'Now playing' via the start menu, in that my own application gets control, but it doesn't seem to affect what the slideshow does.
Thoughts and workarounds welcome.