Connecting a Raptor to Dev Studio 2012

I created a default Fez Raptor project but Dev Studio would not connect to the board to load it. Instead I got approximately 50 iterations
Starting device deployment…
Iteration 0
Iteration 1…

Ending with “There were deployment errors. Continue?” dialog

The solution

  1. Right-Click on your project in the solution explorer and select Properties.

  2. In the property inspector select the “.Net Micro Framework” item.

  3. The default “Transport” should be USB.

  4. The “Device” in my case was G400_G400.

  5. Manually change the “Device” to G400. You will not find just G400 in the drop down list.

Close the property inspector. Dev Studio will now connect to the Raptor normally and behave as expected.

If you reopen the property inspector the device will again be G400_G400 so beware.

Is this a know issue?

Just a note to say my FEZ Raptor shows G400_G400 in device and runs fine.

I am using VS Express 2010 and 2012 for Windows Desktop.

I do have to, on occasion,

Select Transport: showing USB and change to Serial. Device shows .

I then select USB Transport again and change to USB, Device shows G400_G400 and off we go.

I sometimes have to do this with my Spider and G400HDR.

VS thing I would assume.