Learn how to use the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework to develop applications for the next generation of embedded devices. Embedded programming is set to move into the mainstream as a variety of new devices come to market. A key embedded device enabled by Windows Vista(tm) that requires the .NET Micro Framework is Windows SideShow(tm), the external display that will be incorporated into many notebook computers. This reference shows developers how to use the .NET Micro Framework to create new applications for Windows SideShow displays and small, resource-constrained devices. With insights direct from the product team it covers essential topics, including interface design and managed drivers, device capabilities, and how to use emulation technologies. In addition, it delves into how to port key functionality from existing applications into other form factors. Ideal for developers with experience working with Microsoft Visual Studio® 2005 and Microsoft Visual C#®, this essential guide includes practical examples and code samples.
Key Book Benefits:
-Provides critical information about key topics--ranging from interface design to managed drivers
-Features insights from the product team
-Includes a companion Web site with tools to help simplify .NET Micro Framework development
About the Author
Donald Thompson, an architect for Microsoft Research, is responsible for overseeing the design and management of the software, protocols, and technology strategy that fuel the SPOT initiative. He built the centralized internet-ad serving system used by all MSN Web properties, including Hotmail®, MSNBC, Search, and MSN.com. Before he joined Microsoft Corporation, Donald developed an automated loan kiosk and decisioning system for Citibank, a cellular billing and management system for BellSouth, and artificial intelligence and 3-D graphics algorithms for commercial game companies.