Setting up Visual Studio 2015 for Windows 10 IoT Core development

I found that a good place to get started with the Windows 10 Iot Core is on the Microsoft developer’s site:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/win10/adafruitwelcome

This site provided a good introduction and provides a section on prepping your PC. So I can get started on this right away.

Set up your PC page

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/win10/kitsetuppcrpi

The setup was fairly simple for me as I already have Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 installed. So I went through the check list quickly:

  1. Windows 10 (10.0.10240 +) Check
  2. Install Visual Studio 2015 Check
  3. VS 2015 Update 1 and + Check
  4. Validate Visual Studio 2015 (14.0.24720.00) Check/Done
  5. Install IoT Core Project Templates (Tools > Extensions and Update > Online) Done
  6. Enable developer mode on Windows 10 device. Done

There are a couple of important things to know:

On step 4 you may need to Add the Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps if they are not already installed. To add this to Visual Studio do this follow:

  1. Control Panel -> Programs and Features
  2. Select your installation of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  3. Right click Change
  4. Select Modify in the Installer
  5. Select Features > Windows and Web Development > Universal Windows App Development Tools
  6. Click Update / Install.
  7. This may take a while…

For step 5, the step are:

  1. In Visual Studio click Tools > Extensions and Update > Online
  2. Type IoT in the search box
  3. Select Windows IoT Core Project Templates

For step 6, this is about turning off the nagging screen whenever you run a Universal application from Visual Studio. You can read the full instructions. The steps are basically:

  1. From the Windows Start Menu
  2. Settings. Choose Update & security
  3. Choose For developers
  4. Select Developer mode
  5. Read the disclaimer and click Yes

Set up  your  Raspberry Pi 2 page

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/win10/kitsetuprpi

If we continue on the setting up the Setting up  your  Raspberry Pi 2 page. They download an install the IoT Dashboard tool. I decided to download this and install it right now.

Conclusion

We are now ready to go once I receive the Raspberry Pi.

Next we will start looking at code and examples.

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