Today the .NET Micro Framework team is releasing a beta update of the .NET Micro Framework SDK that adds support for Visual Studio 2013. The release also contains other improvements that will benefit developers and hardware partners, making the install and update experience better.
Check out the .NET Micro Framework Team blog, and the Netmf.com site to learn more about .NET Micro Framework and this release. Read the Microsoft Open Technologies blog to learn more about this open source project and community engagement.
Supporting for Visual Studio 2013
The .NET Micro Framework SDK now supports Visual Studio 2013. That’s welcome news, since ...
The new approach also helps hardware partners. .NET Micro Framework hardware vendors can now support multiple Visual Studio versions with a given piece of hardware and firmware. That also streamlines the overall experience for app developers, too.
A first glimpse at the upcoming support for Visual Studio “14”
The .NET Micro Framework team is looking ahead and has already started to enable support for Visual Studio “14”....
.NET Micro Framework is Open Source
The .NET Micro Framework is an open source project from Microsoft, licensed as Apache 2. It is developed by Microsoft engineers assigned to Microsoft Open Technologies and by others in the maker community. Hardware makers are able to use the .NET Micro Framework code from the Codeplex project without any additional license or paying any fee to Microsoft.
The .NET Micro Framework SDK 4.3.1. (R2 Beta) release brings key improvements and updates. ..."
This is very welcome news! In one of my not-so-secret lives, you know I'm a blogger for Microsoft Channel 9's Coding4Fun blog, where every Friday I do a Hardware Friday post (to give everyone something fun to build on the weekend of course!). One of my pet peeves when highlighting .NET Micro Framework projects was the lack of VS 2013 support. One peeve crossed out now. :)
Here are some more links of interest;
- .NET Micro Framework SDK, <http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/1b31551d-e188-4b6a-aff1-e8cb6e10f239>
- .NET Micro Framework Visual Studio "14" Support (Alpha), http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8d1a921e-4d25-4398-9b84-36bb9b5d29d5
- .NET Micro Framework Visual Studio 2012 Support, http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/68a13f0b-fe29-4276-8268-e8e2cb07edda
- .NET Micro Framework Visual Studio 2013 Support, http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/b15cfd67-7860-4410-b749-61de737fb8c4
- Releasing the NETMF and Gadgeteer Package 2014 R3!, <https://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/topic?id=16733>