Just updated my VS2015 to RTM and tried to load in my blinky Iot Project for Raspberry Pi 2. It didn’t load and I was informed that the project required updating
Right clicking on the project offers the option to download updates
Selecting this takes you to:
It looks like all I can do is to create a new blank project and copy the existing project files over.
Created a new project and copied the contents of MainPage.xaml.cs and MainPage.Xaml over the contents of the files created in the new project. I found it was quicker to do this than to copy the files over manually. Also, change the namespace (if you created a project with a different name) in both MainPage.xaml.cs and MainPage.xaml. Add in all other files you are using by right clicking on the project and clicking Add Existing Items…
Need to add the following reference:
In the project properties: I selected remote debugger and entered the ip address of my raspberry pi.
When I tried to debug the deployment failed because the version of the remote debugger on the raspberry pi2 was out of date. In order to upgrade it I needed to also upgrade my Windows 10 to the latest version.( https://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SetupPCRPI.htm ) then reflash my raspberry pi 2 sd card ( https://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SetupRPI.htm)
I first updated my Win 10 VM but when I ran the WindowsIoTImageHelper it would not recognise the SD card of the host machine and I couldn’t seem to force it to use the SD card on the host. I then updated my surface Pro to the latest Windows 10 and repeated the process to reflash my Pi.
With all the upgrades completed my project now deploys and runs fine on my updated Raspberry PI2.
After setting up my Surface Pro with Windows 10 and IoT core I decided that in order to demo it all I needed a Windows 10 VM with it all on. I had a couple of issues that I didn’t get on my Surface Pro.
The first issue I had was that the Windows IoT core watcher application would not run properly and kept shutting down. This is a known bug and has a work around:
Launch the "Developer Command Prompt for VS2015" as Administrator
change the working directory over to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT"
sn -Vr WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe
corflags WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe /32BIT+ /FORCE
The second issue was Visual Studio couldn’t connect to TFS online. When I tried to manage connections I got the following error:
SplitterDistance must be between Panel1MinSize and Width - Panel2MinSize.
This seems to happen on both VS 2015 Enterprise RC and Community RC editions. I found a work around as follows:
Open up Team Foundation Server online at <youraccount>.visualstudio.com. Click code, then navigate to the project you want to open, click on the solution file which then opens the solution in the web editor. Click the visual studio icon and VS opens with the team project now in team explorer. Close VS and open it again and your team project should still be connected to team explorer
Now with Visual Studio working I needed to set Windows into developer mode. This can be done as follows:
Start->settings->Update & Security -> For Developers. However, when I tried this the setting page kept closing. You can also use the Group Policy editor (Gpedit.msc) as follows: