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Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK

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  • Version: 2.0
  • Category: SDK
  • Language: English

Download the .NET Micro Framework Software Development Kit to develop for embedded devices using Visual Studio, C#, and .NET technology.

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    The Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework combines the reliability and efficiency of managed code with the premier development tools of Microsoft Visual Studio® to deliver exceptional productivity for developing embedded applications on small devices.

    The Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK supports development of code, including device I/O, in the C# language using a subset of the .NET libraries, and is fully integrated with the Microsoft Visual Studio® development environment.

    This download is the full SDK, which lets you develop C# code for the .NET Micro Framework and run it on our extensible emulator. Then choose from several development kits to deploy your code to real hardware.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    • Supported Development Environments: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 with Service Pack 1, Standard Edition or greater

    Note: The Micro Framework SDK is not compatible with Express Editions of Visual Studio.

Installation Instructions

    1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Change.
    2. Copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time by clickin Save or Save this program to disk.
    3. Unzip the downloaded file, and run Setup.exe.

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