Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rich Media Extensions for the .NET Micro Framework

Jens K├╝hner has created a Rich Media Extension library with a set of complete WPF elements and controls for the .NET Micro Framework. All elements are based on existing UIElement class.

What are the Benefits for the developer?

  • By providing cool and modern themes out-of-the-box, an embedded developer needs not to care about art design and skinning. Custom themes for corporate branding are also possible.
  • The controls are usable via buttons and/or a touch-display. When using a touch display, controls are usable without the need of a Stylus, but with your fingers.
  • Faster time to market and reduced development costs because of a complete set of ready-to-use elements.
  • Transfer your existing WPF knowledge from the PC and Web to small embedded devices.
  • A further benefit is the underlying .NET Micro Framework with all its advantages.

Have a look at his introducing video on YouTube.

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Hanselminutes on 9 - The .NET Micro Framework with Colin Miller

Scott Hanselman talked to Colin Miller about the .NET Micro Framework:

Check out the Video at Channel 9, it's short, sweet and to the point and Colin covers a lot of ground. It's also the first video that I filmed and posted in 16:9 720p without changing the aspect ratio, so let me know if you like the video quality.