Ok, I have been away from Visual Studio for a while…
I want to get my environment ready for Endpoint.
I updated Visual Studio 2022 to the latest version. I saw this was required for .NET 8.
I installed the GHI VS extension for the Endpoint debugger, which I assume includes the project templates? I could not find any endpoint templates when creating a new project. Does a device need to be connected to create a project? Maybe .NET 8 must be installed for templates to show?
I don’t think I have .NET 8 installed. I tried to install with VS installer, but could not find it as an install option. If I create a console project, .NET 8 is not an option. Do I install .NET 8 SDK separately?
If anyone has gotten their Endpoint environment ready, could you please post how you did it?
No Visual Studio here for now, sticking to VS Code.
I installed the .NET 8 SDK from [x64 Installer]( Download .NET 8.0 (Linux, macOS, and Windows) (microsoft.com))
**Chose as appropriate for your CPU + OS
I opened up my VS Code hit Ctrl + Shift + P to get to “Endpoint: Create .NET Project”. A project using the template blinky project was created.
Ctrl + Shift + P
Select an existing folder
Type in your application name
Starter (template) project created
Nuget Packages restored
Debug fails (don’t have an Endpoint device yet)
It is late here in New Jersey. I will try VS Code tomorrow on a ARM Mac.
I commented out the hardware dependent lines to run the executable on Windows for fun
There is template for VSC but no need template for Visual Studio.
For VS, create a project then menu → Debug → Option → EndpointDebugger, check the checkbox to deploy to the device instead of running on PC.
I was able to be Visual Studio 2022 running on Windows 11. I am ready.
Thanks for the assistance.