Samsung Releases 4th Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen including support for .NET Core 2.0 Preview

Samsung has released the fourth preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based open source OS running on over 50 million Samsung devices including TVs, wearables, and mobile phones. Since announcing its collaboration with Microsoft on .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms projects last November, Samsung has steadily released preview versions of.NET support for Tizen with enriched features, such as supporting TV application development and various Visual Studio tools for Tizen.

The new key features released with the fourth preview are based on Tizen 4.0 M1 as follows:

  • Support for .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1: The fourth preview is aligned with .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 supporting .NET Standard 2.0. For more information of .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, see the .NET blog announcement.
  • More emulator support: You can run Tizen .NET applications on the emulator without needing an actual target device. With the new release, more emulators are supported, such as x64 TV, x64 Mobile, and x86 TV.

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  • More Tizen platform-specific APIs: The fourth preview added a number of Tizen-specific APIs for IoT connectivity and voice control. For the full list, see Tizen Platform-Specific API.

The official release of Tizen .NET is scheduled for the end of 2017 as part of Tizen 4.0. For more information, see Samsung’s Tizen Developers Web site.

If you have any feedback or problems, we encourage you to share them through the Tizen .NET Forum.

Scott Hunter, Director of Program Management for .NET

Scott Hunter works for Microsoft as a Director of Program Management for .NET overseeing the server frameworks, such as ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, Web Pages and NuGet. Before this Scott was the CTO of several startups including Mustang Software and Starbase, where he focused on a variety of technologies – but programming the Web has always been his real passion.