Simulate GHI Cobra II

Hi, I’m going to buy Cobra II mainboard with 16x2 display and 3x4 keyboarb using extender module.
Now I’m writing some code for testing purpose without testing over Cobra II
I try use MS Simulator, but doesn’t work with display code. I suppose because the hardware is not properly simulated.
Is there a simutaor for test my cose without connect USB mainboard ?
Now I’ve startered a Gadgeteer project adding Cobra II connected to display and extender module.
I’ve some code to try but i’ve some trouble…
Thank you in advance.

Mycode likes this:

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections;
using System.Threading;

using Microsoft.SPOT;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Hardware;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Input;
using Microsoft.SPOT.IO;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Messaging;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Net;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Touch;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Controls;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Media;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Shapes;
using GHIElectronics.Gadgeteer;
using GHIElectronics;
using GHI.Premium.IO;
using GHI.Premium.Native;
using GHI.Premium.System;
using GHI.Premium.USBClient;
using GHI.Premium.USBHost;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Touch;

using Gadgeteer.Networking;
using GT = Gadgeteer;
using GTM = Gadgeteer.Modules;
using Gadgeteer.Modules.GHIElectronics;

using System.Threading;
using Microsoft.SPOT.Hardware;

namespace GadgeteerDisplay
    public partial class Program
        byte[] ba = new byte[1024];
        DateTime start_time;
        TimeSpan ts;

        Keypad3x4 MyKeypad;

        // This method is run when the mainboard is powered up or reset.   
        void ProgramStarted()
            Modules added in the Program.gadgeteer designer view are used by typing 
            their name followed by a period, e.g.  button.  or  camera.
            Many modules generate useful events. Type +=<tab><tab> to add a handler to an event, e.g.:
                button.ButtonPressed +=<tab><tab>
            If you want to do something periodically, use a GT.Timer and handle its Tick event, e.g.:
                GT.Timer timer = new GT.Timer(1000); // every second (1000ms)
                timer.Tick +=<tab><tab>

            Debug.Print("Program Started");

            // DISPLAY

            this.display_HD44780.PrintString("Hello World");


            // KEYPAD

            // Use the keypad on socket 4 of the current mainboard
            MyKeypad = new Keypad3x4(Mainboard, 4);
            // Enables keys scan
            // Deals with key pressed/released
            MyKeypad.KeyPressed += MyKeypad_KeyPressed;
            MyKeypad.KeyReleased += MyKeypad_KeyReleased;

            // LED AND PORTS

            OutputPort LED;
            LED = new OutputPort(Cpu.Pin.GPIO_Pin0, false);

            InputPort IP = new InputPort(Cpu.Pin.GPIO_Pin2, true, Port.ResistorMode.Disabled);
            bool readed = IP.Read();


        void MyKeypad_KeyPressed(object sender, Keypad3x4.KeyPressedEventArgs e)
            Debug.Print("Key " + e.KeyValue + "('" + e.KeyChar + "') pressed");

        void MyKeypad_KeyReleased(object sender, Keypad3x4.KeyReleasedEventArgs e)
            Debug.Print("Key " + e.KeyValue + "('" + e.KeyChar + "') released");

        public void writeSD()
            // ...
            // SD Card is inserted
            // Create a new storage device
            PersistentStorage sdPS = new PersistentStorage("SD");

            // Mount the file system

            int i;

            for (i = 0; i < 1024; i++)
                ba[i] = (byte)(i % 255);
            string rootDirectory = VolumeInfo.GetVolumes()[0].RootDirectory;

            FileStream FileHandle = new FileStream(rootDirectory + @ "\hello.txt", FileMode.Create);

            for (i = 0; i < 1024; i++)
                FileHandle.Write(ba, 0, 1024);



my problem is initializing


// Initialize GTM.Modules and event handlers here.		
            display_HD44780 = new GTM.GHIElectronics.Display_HD44780(1);

only the core netmf functions are enabled in the Emulator. Sorry, there’s no way to emulate what you’re wanting to do.

Like Homer Simpson i say “DOH” :slight_smile:
Ok, no problem, I’ve to test it using hw device…
I don’t know if complete emulation could be done, but it would be interesting.