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.NET Micro Framework 4.2 Beta with Visual Basic Support Released to CodePlex

Microsoft wrapped up version 4.2 of the .NET Micro Framework. Early adopters can now head over to CodePlex, download and start testing the first Beta development milestone of .NETMF 4.2.

Microsoft’s Colin Miller enumerated some of the changes introduced in 4.2 Beta, including:

  • “preliminary object model, samples and infrastructure to support Remote Firmware Update
  • object model for A/D conversion
  • support for VB.NET.
  • PKStudio as a future replacement for SolutionWizard
  • StringBuilder and plans to add RegEx by the 4.2 release.”

One key change in .NET Micro Framework 4.2 Beta is the fact that .NET developers building projects for resource constrained devices will also be able to leverage Visual Basic in addition to C#.

“The previous Cryptographic APIs aren’t included in 4.2 and are deprecated going forward. You should work with your hardware vendor to understand their plans for support for deprecated interfaces in their future releases,” Miller stated.

Miller said “We are still planning an RC in mid-late July which will contain all the expected features in their final form.”

[Source:.NET Micro Framework team blog]  

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