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Example 1

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    The purpose of this example is to demonstrate :

    1. how to connect to the TV-Server
    2. how to retrieve the state of each TV card

    The code can be found in the tv server SVN under doc\examples\examples\example1

    #region Copyright (C) 2005-2010 Team MediaPortal
    // Copyright (C) 2005-2010 Team MediaPortal
    // MediaPortal is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    // the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or
    // (at your option) any later version.
    // MediaPortal is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    // but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    // GNU General Public License for more details.
    // You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
    // along with MediaPortal. If not, see <>.
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Text;
    using TvControl;          // include the tvserver remote control interfaces
    using TvLibrary.Channels; // include tv-channel types
    namespace Example1
      /// <summary>
      /// Example which connects to a tv-server
      /// and shows the status for each tv-card
      /// </summary>
      class Program
        static void ShowCardStatus(int cardIndex)
          Console.WriteLine("card:{0}", cardIndex);
          int cardId=RemoteControl.Instance.CardId(cardIndex);
          User user = new User();
          user.CardId = cardId;
          VirtualCard card = new VirtualCard(user, RemoteControl.HostName);
          Console.WriteLine("  Type          :{0}", card.Type);
          Console.WriteLine("  Name          :{0}", card.Name);
          Console.WriteLine("  Device        :{0}", card.Device);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsTimeShifting:{0} {1}", card.IsTimeShifting,card.TimeShiftFileName);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsRecording   :{0} {1}", card.IsRecording,card.RecordingFileName);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsScanning    :{0}", card.IsScanning);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsGrabbingEpg :{0}", card.IsGrabbingEpg);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsScrambled   :{0}", card.IsScrambled);
          Console.WriteLine("  ChannelName   :{0}", card.ChannelName);
          Console.WriteLine("  Channel       :{0}", card.Channel);
          Console.WriteLine("  SignalQuality :{0}", card.SignalQuality);
          Console.WriteLine("  SignalLevel   :{0}", card.SignalLevel);
          Console.WriteLine("  IsTunerLocked :{0}", card.IsTunerLocked);
          bool isLocked = card.IsLocked(out user);
          if (isLocked)
            Console.WriteLine("  IsLocked by   :{0}", user.Name);
        static void Main(string[] args)
          //set the hostname of the tvserver
          RemoteControl.HostName = "localhost";
          //Enumerate all cards installed on the tvserver
          int cardCount = RemoteControl.Instance.Cards;
          for (int i = 0; i < cardCount; ++i)

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