I just realized that I have hardly ever use my Panda II board that I bought when I just got started with .NETMF and Gadgeteer. It feels a shame to just let it lie there in my drawer unused.
So I thought that maybe I should turn it into something useful. What I’m looking for is an almost out-of-the-box codeshare type solution. Not too interested in spending a lot of time developing on a board that is basically obsolete now.
I am sure there are several people on this forum also sitting with Panda boards just collecting dust now. And I also suspect that there are an equal number of people that made cool things with Panda boards in the past. Maybe someone can come forward with a nice suggestion for the rest of us to give our Panda boards a respectful final job.
The current NETMF SDK still supports 4.1 (goes back to 3.0)
You can switch this in project properties.
But I’m nut sure about the GHI SDK.
I think it requires you to install a 4.1 Version which might not work with VS 2012.
And you ask why use / not use VS2012:
You might not like the extremely contrast less flat gray look and feel.
But I like it more than 2010 because of it’s overall performance improvements (specially when you develop WPF desktop applications).
You also can Target .NET 4.5 for desktop apps.
For just NETMF it does not really matter I think, as long as you don’t need NEMF 4.3, which is supported by GHI in near future (for all boards that supports 4.2 I think)