Upcoming changes for System.Device.Location in .NET 4 RC web release

Hello all- just wanted to inform you of some changes that will be coming in the .NET 4 / Visual Studio 2010 RC release related to the new Location API in System.Device.dll   Here’s a high-level view of the .NET 4 Beta 2 Location API: (first public release)   For RC and RTM, there will…


.NET 4 Location: Let’s take a look at status…

In my last post, I showed how you can write a simple .NET 4 Location-enabled console application. This application just output the location of the PC/device when the location changed. Here, we’ll see how we can write an application that displays changes in location status rather than location data.   Sample Code:   // This namespace…


Let’s write a simple .NET 4 Location-aware application!

So you want to write an application in .NET that’s location-aware? Let’s start with a code sample (console application) that will show you how to use a GeoLocationProvider to respond to location updates, and print those updates out to the console.   In order to compile and run this code, you’ll need Visual Studio 2010…


Video of PDC 2009 .NET 4 Location Session

Are you interested to learn more about how location devices and applications work in Windows 7? Do you want to see a demo of Windows 7, Location awareness, the new .NET 4 Location API, and Visual Studio 2010? If so, you can watch the session I presented on these topics on the PDC website: Link:…


.NET 4 and VS 2010 to support Location API in all SKUs

Last year at PDC 2008, Microsoft first announced the Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform. Last month, we shipped Windows 7 worldwide, and the corresponding Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform. This is great because now sensor and location hardware manufacturers can easily integrate these devices with Windows. Software developers can also leverage our in-box…


Going to PDC09? Want to learn about developing Location-Aware applications with .NET?

Hey there- If you’re interested in building location-aware applications, and if you’re going to be at PDC this year, come check out the session I’ll be presenting on Location-Awareness in .NET 4. Here’s the information:http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/CL17  Building Sensor- and Location-Aware Applications with Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 Gavin Gear in 515A on Tuesday at 4:30…


3 part Windows 7 Sensor Platform article by Sergey Zwezdin

Sergey Zwezdin (Microsoft C# MVP) has recently put together a 3 part series about the Windows 7 sensor platfom, the Windows 7 sensor development kits, and programming with C# with the platform for these boards: Part I:http://geekswithblogs.net/sergun/archive/2009/06/15/windows-7-sensor-and-location-platform-what-is-it-part.aspx  Part II:http://geekswithblogs.net/sergun/archive/2009/07/01/windows-7-sensor-and-location-platform-sensors-programming-part-23.aspx  Part III:http://geekswithblogs.net/sergun/archive/2009/07/02/windows-7-sensor-and-location-platform-implementation-of-own-sensor.aspx 


Great article covering Windows 7 Sensor development kit driver install

I just found this article: http://sondreb.com/blog/post/Windows-7-Sensor-Platform.aspx   Where Sondre covers many aspects of Windows 7 Sensor and Location platform, including how to troubleshoot driver installation for the Windows 7 Sensor development kits. One minor clarification: You should run sensordriverkitinstaller.exe *after* you plug in the sensor development kit board. From his post: “Part of Windows 7 is…


Great writeup on car racing game XNA sample and sensor development kit

Hello all- Pietro Brambati just posted a great writeup on how you can install and run the XNA car racing sample application, and drive the car using the accelerometer built into the Windows 7 Sensor Development kit- with step by step instructions! Check it out! http://blogs.msdn.com/pietrobr/archive/2009/09/24/having-fun-with-windows-7-sensor-api-xna-game-studio.aspx  From his post:


Windows 7, coming soon to the public!

With Windows 7 coming to the public soon, I thought I’d take a moment to write down a quick list of some of my favorite things that are new for Windows 7. Easy connection to networksWith the new wireless connection interface, all you have to do is click on the wireless icon on the taskbar,…