.NET Gadgeteer Hello BizVise Project – Part 2: Setting up Visual Studio IDE for NETMF Development

Continue from my previous blog post (Hello BizVise Project Part 1), this round I will work on the software side. This post covers the software setup and installation required to program and run my very first NETMF application.

NOTE: Please take note that NETMF SDK currently support up to Visual Studio 2012 (or any earlier version). 😦 Sad, gonna leave my VS2013 aside for a while. Fear not, yes, we can still install both VS2012 and VS2013 on the same machine.

1. Download and install the latest .NETMF SDK from http://netmf.codeplex.com/releases/view/118283

2. Download and install GHI Gadgeteer Package from GHI website. You can find the latest copy on https://www.ghielectronics.com/support/netmf/ For my case, since I’m using VS2012, I downloaded from this link – https://www.ghielectronics.com/support/netmf/sdk/11/netmf-and-gadgeteer-package-2014-r1

3. If everything goes well, you should be able to find the .NET Gadgeteer Project template from your Visual Studio New Project dialog.

Below is the print screen of what I see on my Visual Studio 2013, notice the .NET Gadgeteer Application option, after taking the installation in step 1 & step 2 above. In case you don’t know, go to New Project > Templates > Visual C# > Gadgeteer. A .NET Gadgeteer wizard will show up once you create the project. Choose your module, in my case, I choose FEZ Raptor (refer my previous post for more information about my FEZ Raptor).

Here’s the print screen of my Visual Studio project. Looks Good! Notice the Toolbox area? I believe it has the Drag and Drop working. Seriously, I might lose my job if it’s so easy to start – just kidding 😉 Developer rocks!


4. Instead of step by step blogging about the code I wrote, I figure out that it’s way easier for me to have just record it (my first try on NETMF). So here’s the video.

P/S: Sorry for occasional interruptions and unnecessary noise at the background (that’s me messing around on my table or my colleagues walking around) cause I do not have the resources to post edit the video, unless someone volunteer 😀

5. Here’s the steps taken to fix the “USB:Gadgeteer not found” problem. First off, launch the “FEZ Config app” > Ping > Check Device for Update.

Then, go to Firmware Updater tab > click Next to initiate the update. You will get a summary like your firmware of the Rapter are up to date if you done it correctly. Here’s the print screen in sequence.

Alright, will get into coding and teach my Raptor to do some task in my next blog post. Stay tune!


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  1. Pingback: .NET Gadgeteer Hello BizVise Project – Part 1 « BizVise

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