Normally I wait until I can get a copy off the back of a truck before I both playing with a new piece of software but in this case I’ve been so eager I figure I’d bite the bullet and purchase a license to the new [OpenNETCF] Smart Device Framework v2.1 (with [VS2005] Extensions). The other reason I felt I should make this purchase is that it is only $50 (single license) and that I figure it would help these guys continue their great work.
Although I haven’t really got down to playing with the various controls and classes I am suitably impressed with the level of integration and the setup process they have. Here are just a few shots of me “opening the box”.
Installer package even has the correct icon
The installation process
Integration into Splash Screen
New Project types
New Controls, already added to the Toolbox
Check out the list of contributors
Appropriate listing in the Start Menu