I have had a few interesting hours installing VS 2010 and the MS and GHI SDKS. Almost everyting is working now…
To start trying the beta, I needed to install VS 2010 on a Windows XP SP3 machine
First I uninstalled VS2008 and then installed VS 2010 Premium edition, followed by the MS sdk and then the GHI SDK.
When I then copied over the replacement files from the GHI SDK to the MS SDK and MS Build areas.
I then tried to create a new MF project and got an error message. The message addressed a problem with a VS extension.
I had installed the VS Power Extension before the SDKs. So, I removed it, which did not help with the problem.
I have WMware workstation on my machine, and it adds an extension to VS for debugging. I disabled VMWare debugging and the problem went away. Interesting to know.
There might be issues with VS extensions and MF projects.
I then was able to build a simple project and deploy it to a Domino. Yes, I had upgraded the firmware on the Domino after loading the GHI SDK.
The only remaining issue is with the MS MF help files. From the readme file, it seems that the MF help content is alutomatically merged into the help library the first time the library is opened.
That did not seem to work for me. The MF documentation does not appear in the content page that comes up with the VS help. Anyone got this working?
The other issue I have, which is not really a MF issue, is the format /usefulnessof the VS 2010 help library. I think it is very poor relative to the prior versions.
The index appears to be gone, and the search function is almost useless.
I was able to find the MF 4.1 help file online, which are in the same format as the VS 2010 help files. I wanted to find out the DLL for “Debug.Print”. I did a search and got back 9,640,000 entries. Not like the old help files?
I finally had to do a search for “debug.print micro framework 4.1” to get the search results down to seven entries.
Have others experienced a similar reaction to the new help system, or is there something wrong in my installation? I am going to install on another machine tonight to see if I get different results.