Glide manuals?

I downloaded Glide, but can’t find the user manuals or instructions—where are they located?

Everything you need (for glide and anything else) is on this page

glide’s page is here

I hardly think either of these links has much useful info:

!) where exatly do you get Glide? …I clicked on the the downloads button on codplex & nothing is posted there !! The page you mentioned gives no instructions on exactly how to get glide, just says go to codeplex.

  1. I tried clicking the codeplex source code button & got a bunch of zipped files…where is the installation, instructions, how is it done? I just unzipped them all and put on my computer in a folder. Is there an installer?

  2. Your example on the other link says:
    Under the Browse tab locate the GHIElectronics.NETMF.Glide DLL on your computer and click Ok. Make sure you …
    I DON’T see this file anywhere in visual studio or even in the zipped folders I downloaded…where is it?

  3. Whgere is the form designer? I saw one on the web, should there now be one on my PC?

  4. Please give specific instructions for installation & setup of glide, enough to try the example.

I think the second link: takes you to pretty much everything you need.

The first link on that page takes you to the files you need to download.
The second link is the library API documentation.
The third link takes you to the Designer. If you look at hte top of the Designer page, right under the big Glide graphic there is a link that says Examples:


where is: GHIElectronics.NETMF.Glide DLL …i do not see it anywhere

WHAT PROCESS IS USED FOR INSTALLING GLIDE? I do not see any information…you point to a link that has no information or answers at all.

I see no manual all on how to use Glide, though I suppose you could “learn it” by dissecting the examples…however that is NOT an explanation.

Really? I’m sorry my friend but you seem to not have taken the time to have read through the information that is available. Instead of being upset take the time to see what is in front of you. You do not ‘install’ Glide. The Glide designer is a web based application which lets you build your screens and it saves them as XML files.

The file you download from Codeplex is the Glide source code. You download the source code, build the sourcecode and then look in the bin folder for the dll. It is no different than building any other project. If you follow through the examples on the example link it walks you step-by-step on how to use it.

I’m not sure what else you want?

There are no binary assemblies anymore indeed ???

But you can download the source code from and just build it.

Glide has been released as open source, so you can download it from:

and open the project and compile it, which will give you the DLL you need. You then would reference that DLL from the project in which you wish to use Glide.

There is not, as far as I’m aware, a “manual” in the sense of a step-by-step set of instructions for use.

Basically, the steps are:

[ol]Download the source from the link above and compile.
Add the resulting DLL (in the project’s bin directory) to the Gadgeteer or NETMF project where you wish to use Glide.
Use the Glide designer to create the form(s) you want…the examples are a good starting point for learning this.
Save the resulting XML to a Resource in your project, and then load it when needed from the Resource.[/ol]

Unlike WPF, or other UI libraries, Glide is fairly new, so there hasn’t been time for a lot of community content to be built up around it. Prior to Glide, I’m not aware of any UI libraries for NETMF that offered a designer, so in that sense Glide is a nice step forward. But if you’re looking for step-by-step directions like you’d find on MSDN, I don’t think those exist yet.

IMO it would be better still to have direct link to the compiled assemblies on the Glide home page for those who don’t want to spend time on downloading and compiling the source code. :slight_smile:

Thanks Devhammer …your steps are exactly what I was looking for & should ALSO be posted on the Glide homepage to offer at least the most basic explanation of what is going on.

By the way I originally double clicked on the .sol in my downloaded files & C# started up and then a bunch of file errors popped up…so I thought I was going off-path & neede to do some install or something else.

However, with your guidance I knew I MUST open the files & did so by first opening C# & THEN selecting the project…then everything was fine…go figure. This small hint should also be part of the homepage.

Glad I could help. :slight_smile:

Pro tip:
I’m pretty sure any registered member of the community can update the Wiki, so if you think there’s information on Glide that should be available, you can always post it at: