Department of InformatiX
Microsoft .NET Micro Framework Tools & Resources

.NET Micro Framework 4.4 (and 4.3) in Visual Studio 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019 12:21:06 PM

.NET Micro Framework project templates update for Visual Studio 2019

.NET Micro Framework 4.4 (and 4.3) in Visual Studio 2017

Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:56:06 AM

A precompiled .NET Micro Framework 4.4 installer and Visual Studio extension, including steps how to enable .NET Micro Framework 4.3 down to 3.0 in Visual Studio 2017. You can debug your hardware again using the latest toolset and language features!

.NET Micro Framework 4.3 in Visual Studio 2010

Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:31:52 PM

If you don't have to do this, don't. If you have to, here are the steps how to do it.

List of CLR_E_ and other errors

Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:01:52 AM

Some of the errors you can encouter during development are quite nasty, and some are just a number. List of the most important ones as well as the rare ones with might come handy, especially when solution suggestions are included.

Visual Studio 2013 & compiling SDK

Saturday, August 3, 2013 10:07:52 AM

So you have Visual Studio 2013 eview and don't want to go back? This article shows what you need to change in .NET Micro Framework to get it running in the new Visual Studio version, and it might be also useful if you struggle getting your own version of SDK compiled.

C# Menu

Monday, February 8, 2010 6:09:52 PM

In order to keep the footprint small, not every possible C# feature is supported by .NET Micro Framework. However, some require only small trick to make them working (no, generics are not the case). I thought it might come handy to write it all down at one place.

Tick here tick there

Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:09:58 PM

Maybe you have heared that foreach is slower than for - it does not matter on a 4 GHz quad, but we should take care when working on small devices. Should you? What's the difference, really? Check some simple performance tests to find it out.

Using stylus events with multiple windows

Sunday, June 7, 2009 5:42:56 PM

Collecting touch and stylus events works in the application's main window only. Fortunately, the WPF input system is extensible enough - see how you can use it to workaround the bug. As a side effect, we will learn how to find the top most window.

Building WPF Emulators

Monday, March 16, 2009 6:35:36 PM

I have no idea why the emulator framework was not build on Windows Presentation Foundation, when the .NET Micro Framework itself is. Anyway, it's time for change. See this trick how to create emulator projects not based on this... yeah, Windows Forms. An example of simple WPF emulator can be found in the examples.

Demos from events 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008 11:42:19 PM

A pack of source code to ten demos presented at MS FEST 2008 and at Microsoft building, most of them commented.

Upgrading your 2.x projects to 3.0 version

Saturday, December 6, 2008 11:55:01 PM

If you have any projects using older .NET Micro Framework version and you have tried to open them in Visual Studio 2008, you have probably found that this magic conversion wizard is not able to do any magic. However, the basic "conversion" is in fact quite easy. You can do it by hand, or using the attached utlity (source code included).

Some light for newbies - The Reflector

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:59:05 AM

I have noticed that some questions in the discussion group can be answered just by looking into the Lutz Roeder's Reflector, which is also usually mentioned with the answer. Whilst this application is a daily tool for most .NET developers, newbies often don't even know it exists. So here is a very basic intro to the Reflector for those who hasn't heared this word yet.

Matrix keyboard driver

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 7:23:54 PM

The last input related article for a while. Discusses the matrix keyboard driver and corresponding input manager implementation and how to use them.

Introducing the IButtonTranslator

Friday, July 25, 2008 12:05:12 AM

There comes very small, yet fundamental interface with the ButtonTextBox control for translating the button presses into text input. This short note should sketch its concept and give some litle help with using the SequentialButtonTranslator sample implementation.

Pushing the limits of thirteen Buttons

Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:57:55 AM

Button is not a key. However, if you are convinced you really need more than thirteen butttons, we could perhaps do something with it. Some guide to using more buttons and still have the comfort of WPF events.

Modal micro windows

Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:19:10 AM

If you have ever tried to display a message box, you have surely found out, that the MessageBox.Show method is not present in the .NET Micro Framework libraries. Here is an example, how could one display window in a modal fashion.

How to use the solution configurations

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:29:21 PM

Do you need to debug on development board, emulator and production module alltogether? Differences in wiring? In features? Visual Studio and C# offers you an elegant way to solve this situations - Solution Configurations. Let's look on the directives basics and how they could make your life easier.

The secrects of Resource Designer

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:39:19 PM

Although there is nowhere any reference about it, the Resource Designer in .NET Micro Framework projects allows you to do some neat tricks you might find useful, like setting your own resource IDs or enums generation. In this short article you will find out how to do that, some experience and usage examples.