OpenNETCF Smart Device Framework 2.0 Beta 1

Smart Device Framework 2.0 Beta 1 from OpenNETCF has been released.  We have worked really hard to getting this ready and the redistributables for Beta 1 are now available.  The SDF2.0 documentation is also available online.

A lot of work was done throughout the whole SDF but some of the major changes was supporting the the new design time framework for controls for Visual Studio 2005.  Throughout the process we also decided to change some of the class names that ended with ‘Ex’ to ‘2’.  For example, OpenNETCF.Windows.Forms.ProgressBarEx is now OpenNETCF.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar2.

There are still some remaing minor issues with some controls and design time support for Visual Studio 2005.  See this post for some of those issues.

Also, check out the new Licensing Class available in the SDF 2.0.  It works the same as the full framework class so if you are looking to license your .NETCF application to your users this will help.

In a future post I will be writing some tips for creating and migrating controls for Visual Studio 2005.

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