ANN: Rich Media Extensions for the .NET Micro Framework
Ever dreamt of programming embedded WPF applications on micro processors?
I have created a Rich Media Extension library with my own set of complete WPF elements and controls for the .NET Micro Framework. All elements are based on the existing UIElement class.
But my WPF controls are:
-more complete than existing WPF controls
-more aligned with Desktop WPF
-usable with buttons and/or finger friendly touchable
-many standard controls and new ones
-and fully theme-able
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.
In short: This library will significantly reduce your development effort for your user interface. Further it provides a modern and powerful UI for your devices that will increase acceptance of your device compared to competing ones.
Please find my Round 2 video entry for the Microsoft Dare To Dream Different Contest here. The library will be commercially available soon. Stay tuned on this blog.