Language - C Sharp Windows MonoDevelop

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Language - C#

Windows with MonoDevelop / Xamarin Studio

Welcome to using Phidgets with C#! By using C#, you will have access to the complete Phidget22 API, including events.

MonoDevelop is an open-source programming environment that mimics the capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio and is available across all operating systems.

Install Phidget Drivers for Windows

Before getting started with the guides below, ensure you have the following components installed on your machine:

  1. You will need the Phidgets Windows Drivers

Finding Code Samples

To find the code sample to use for your Phidget, navigate to the Code Samples page and select your device from the drop-down menu.

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Once you select your device, the code sample generator will give you a working code sample, and a selection of options to customize it to your needs.

Setting up a New Project

When you are building a project from scratch, or adding Phidget function calls to an existing project, you'll need to configure your development environment to properly link the Phidget .NET library. To begin:

Create a new .NET project:

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Next, add a reference to the Phidget .NET library:

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On the following screen, select Phidget22.NET.dll:

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Finally, to include the Phidget .NET library, add the following lines to main window class file:

  using Phidget22;
  using Phidget22.Events;

Success! The project now has access to Phidgets.

Using the Code Samples

Now that you have configured a project to use Phidgets, you can copy the code sample from the Code Samples page into your project, and run it.

What's Next?

Now that you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our guide on Phidget Programming Basics to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets.Next Arrow.png