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.NET Gadgeteer Core 2.43.800

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Released: Jul 26, 2013
Updated: Feb 28, 2014 by jamesscott
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Release Notes

The .NET Gadgeteer Core installer includes the core libraries and end user project templates for Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer. This is a prerequisite for end users to build and deploy .NET Gadgeteer projects. It includes a project template wizard in the New Project dialog in Visual Studio 2012 or 2010 (or express versions) under the Gadgeteer tab - ".NET Gadgeteer Application". This template uses a graphical designer built for Visual Studio which allows end users to visually configure .NET Gadgeteer hardware builds and then write the software logic for that hardware in C# or Visual Basic.

The .NET Gadgeteer Builder Templates installer is for hardware vendors who are building modules, mainboards or kits comprising multiple modules/mainboards. This adds additional project templates for modules, mainboards and kits. Each template includes instructions on how to use it, and automatically builds an MSI installer which can be distributed to end users.
If you are a prospective module or mainboard builder you should also look at the Module Builder's Guide and Mainboard Builder's Guide, which includes the full specifications for what it means to be ".NET Gadgeteer compatible" and other helpful examples and guidelines.

Neither installer includes libraries for specific hardware modules/mainboards, so by themselves these installers do not enable users to use .NET Gadgeteer hardware. Hardware manufacturers should release installers (based on the templates above) for their hardware.

Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer Core
Version 2.43.800 26 July 2013

Supported Platforms

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (any edition)
OR Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
- Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7
- Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK 4.3 (RTM)
(supports .NET Gadgeteer devices compatible with NETMF 4.1, 4.2 or 4.3)

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (any edition)
OR Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express
OR Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express
- Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3
- EITHER Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK 4.2 (RTM QFE2)
(supports .NET Gadgeteer devices compatible with NETMF 4.1 or 4.2)
OR Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK 4.1
(supports .NET Gadgeteer devices compatible with NETMF 4.1 only)

Change Logs

Version 2.43.800, 26 July 2013

- NETMF 4.3 support added alongside NETMF 4.2 and 4.1 support
- Onboard display controller Mainboard API improved
- Small performance and footprint improvements throughout the core and libraries
- Modules can provide sockets as well as consume them (NETMF 4.2 and 4.3)

- Serial port events are not subscribed to until needed (issue)
- CS pin is not tied to pin 6 on S socket specification (issue)
- NetworkModule.NetworkSettings returns the correct interface (issue)
- Pin reservations functionality removed (issue)(issue)
- Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Shapes using added to C# application template
- Removed unnecessary references from the application templates (issue)
- Fixes in Serial interface: UTF-8 decoding, exceptions when hardware does not support timeouts, support for unsafe events
- Designer always show all toolbox items, with warning/error overlays
- Designer autoconnects to modules' provided sockets as well (issue)
- Exposed the default web event (issue)
- Fixes for WebServer (issue)

- Autoconnect feature in the designer can create loops when using modules with provided sockets

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