The ebook version is now available and can be purchased at the book`s website.
The second edition of my book is now officially done and has been shipped off to the printer.
Please find more information on the official book page from Apress and on the Amazon page.
The Microsoft .NET Micro Framework is a small and efficient .NET runtime environment used to run managed code on embedded devices that are too small and resource constrained to run Windows CE and the .NET Compact Framework.
As a .NET programmer of desktop and smart device applications, I have been enthusiastic for some time about programming embedded microcontrollers with everyday development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio and C#. I have been an active beta tester and a regular contributor to the .NET Micro Framework’s forums since I saw it previewed at MEDC in 2006. My passion for this technology has motivated me to write this book for you, in which I provide all the resources you will need to program the .NET Micro Framework. Version 3 introduced a lot of significant changes, including many new features and devices, that motivated me to update this book with a second edition.
I start by introducing you to the .NET Micro Framework and tools, presenting the available devices and touring the whole base class library. After that, I teach you how to use and write managed drivers to access the hardware components, how to use secure sockets, how to use and provide web services on devices with the new Device Profile for Web Services (DPWS), and how to write applications with rich GUIs that support button, touch, and gesture input. We also explore the extensible emulator and emulator components. You will find many practical and reusable samples and tips throughout this book that you can build on to create your own projects.
Whether you are a .NET developer or an embedded developer with a background in assembler, C, or C++, I am confident that you will be impressed by the benefits that managed code and the .NET Micro Framework bring to embedded development. This book enables you to get everything you possibly can from the .NET Micro Framework, so you can write your own powerful, effective, embedded applications.