Adding new modules/mainboards/kits to the repository

These instructions are targeted a module/mainboard/kit manufacturers who want to write software/installers for their hardware and are using this repository's directory structure.
It is slightly tricky to get the directory structure right when adding a new module/mainboard/kit. The instructions below are for a new module but they should translate to mainboard or kit.
NB this assumes you've installed the GadgeteerBuilderTemplates msi.

You will also need WiX 3.5 or newer installed.

1) Create a new project in Visual Studio using Gadgeteer/ModuleTemplate
- choose the precise location $/Main/Modules/<ManufacturerName>/<ModuleName> (create those directories if they don't exist)
- Set the project name as <ModuleName> and the solution name also as <ModuleName>
- Tick "Create directory for Solution"
- Untick "Add To Source Control"
2) Right click on the solution and "Open Folder in Windows Explorer"
3) Close the solution!
4) At the moment, the structure is $/Main/Modules/<ManufacturerName>/<ModuleNamedir1>/<ModuleNamedir2>/<ModuleName>.sln etc. Rename <ModuleName_dir2> to "Software", so it ends up being $/Main/Modules/<ManufacturerName>/<ModuleName>/Software/<ModuleName>.sln.

Done! Now you can reopen the SLN and edit your project - do read the Readme.txt file in the project for detailed help on using the template. To add to source control, right click on the solution, and "Add Solution to Source Control".

Last edited Apr 19, 2013 at 9:36 PM by JanKuceraMSFT, version 3

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