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#1

Hi guys,
I am really new here and need help!
I want to use Seeed Modules, but they don´t appear in the VS Toolbox. I installed everything like its on Support/Netfm

Vs2012 Express
4.3(QFE1) Micro Framework
.NET Gadgeteer core
NETFM & Gadgeteer Package 2014 R5
I am using Win8

Hope you can help me

Thanks!


#2

Which modules are you looking for and did you install the discontinued modules from here https://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/299/discontinued-gadgeteer-module-drivers


#3

i want to use the moisture sensor v1.1 module by seeed studios with my FEZ cerberus!

I installed the discontinued modules but same problem. when i launch the toolbox there are only GHI Electronics modules in there. but i want the seeed modules too :wink:


#4

This installs the gadgeteer driver for the moisture module for me:

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/gadgeteer/MoistureSensor.msi

But it only seems to support netmf sdk 4.1

I don’t know of any newer drivers for 4.2 or 4.3


#5

It’s a very simple module. I’ve converted the original code to 4.3 but cannot test it as I don’t have this module.

using System;
using Microsoft.SPOT;

using GT = Gadgeteer;
using GTM = Gadgeteer.Modules;
using GTI = Gadgeteer.SocketInterfaces;

namespace Gadgeteer.Modules.Seeed
{
    /// <summary>
    /// A MoistureSensor module for Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer
    /// </summary>
    public class MoistureSensor : GTM.Module
    {
        GTI.AnalogInput analogInput;
        GTI.DigitalOutput digitalOutput;

        // Note: A constructor summary is auto-generated by the doc builder.
        /// <summary></summary>
        /// <param name="socketNumber">The socket that this module is plugged in to.</param>
        /// <param name="socketNumberTwo">The second socket that this module is plugged in to.</param>
        public MoistureSensor(int socketNumber)
        {
            // This finds the Socket instance from the user-specified socket number.  
            // This will generate user-friendly error messages if the socket is invalid.
            // If there is more than one socket on this module, then instead of "null" for the last parameter, 
            // put text that identifies the socket to the user (e.g. "S" if there is a socket type S)
            Socket socket = Socket.GetSocket(socketNumber, true, this, null);
            socket.EnsureTypeIsSupported(new char[] { 'A' }, null);

            analogInput = GTI.AnalogInputFactory.Create(socket, Socket.Pin.Three, this);
            digitalOutput = GTI.DigitalOutputFactory.Create(socket, Socket.Pin.Six, true, this);

        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets the current moisture reading.
        /// </summary>
        /// <returns>An integer value, where 0 is fully dry and 1000 (or greater) is completely wet. </returns>
        public int GetMoistureReading()
        {
            return (int)(analogInput.ReadProportion() * 1600.0);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Enables or disables the measurement abilities of the sensor. The sensor is enabled by default. 
        /// </summary>
        public bool Enabled
        {

            get
            {
                return digitalOutput.Read();
            }

            set
            {
                digitalOutput.Write(value);
            }
        }

    }
}


#6

thx for the coding but my VS2012 underlines every "socket"
Error List:
ErrorThe type or namespace name ‘Socket’ could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?
Error The name ‘Socket’ does not exist in the current context