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Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework 1.4

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  • Version: 1.4
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

Download the Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework to develop Windows SideShow-compatible devices using C# and .NET technology.

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    Windows SideShow is a feature of Windows Vista that enables users to access information from their PCs on auxiliary displays. The Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 2.0 SP1 is the efficient runtime that powers today’s most popular SideShow-compatible devices.

    The Windows SideShow Device SDK enables developers to build SideShow-compatible devices using the .NET Micro Framework 2.0 SP1. It includes sample code; portrait and landscape SideShow UI for QVGA displays (320x240); USB and Bluetooth connectivity; and the SideShow device simulator, which allows developers to test their firmware without physical hardware.


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Vista

  • System Requirements
    • Windows Vista
    • Visual Studio 2005
    • Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK 2.0

    Once installed, the SDK documentation is integrated with Visual Studio 2005. You can access the documentation by clicking Contents on the Help menu in Visual Studio. Also note that you may need to restart Visual Studio 2005 before the documentation becomes available.

Installation Instructions

  • 1. On this page, click Download to start the download.
    2. Do one of the following:
    •To start the installation immediately, click Run.
    •To download the SDK to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.

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