Gus, i think you been a master at it to long to remember what its like to start out fresh.
I have been there many times and it does not start out from the ground up.
Even the C# school .pdf on page 29 says to use Console.Write. with having all this documentation around the net makes one head spin to know what i can use or what i cannot use.
Even looking at these links:
Microsoft .NET Micro Framework API Reference
GHI Electronics NETMF Documentation Jun. 30, 2011
WIZnet Ethernet Documentation (FEZ Connect) Jun. 24, 2011
Does nothing for me, take for instance “Microsoft .NET Micro Framework API Reference” that is where my original post started at. It shoes ConsoleWriteLine but yet there is no Console available.
so in looking at that page how is a newcomer supposed to know what they can or cannot use.
Then if i look at "GHI Electronics NETMF Documentation " there is a bunch of stuff there with not even a search. So remember i am new and just want to so something simple like shoot out hello world with a formatted counter.
In C i would do the following.
printf("Hello World: %05x",x++);
Now i am new to .NET i am told all i have it debug.print, but is there also formatting for it? and if i want to send that now to the serial port what methods am i going to sue for that, and is there formatting option for that as well ?
You see my experience so far with .NETMF has been this. When i first discovered it via your site. I was like this is the best thing known to man. now after reading and reading and just getting frustrated because its like there is no structure to it i am now like Ah, i see why its not taking off as fast in the real world as i initially would have expected. The docs assume to much by the reader.
again, if you were new to all this and knew nothing of the methods at your finger tips where would you start looking for specific things ?
even though i have "GHI Electronics NETMF Documentation " at my finger tips. I want to know all that i have available to me for printing either to the console or the serial port. Do the writers of that really expect people to open all that stuff and hunt for things that may not even be there.
Sorry if i sound frustrated, It is not my intention to take it out on you or any of the forum members.
You see people doing some great things with it and say to yourself ok, how did you get there. How did you know that method was even available. There are no good .NET<F books out there to speak of. At this point if there were i would be happy to spend $200 on that book.