Using VS Pro for Raspberry PI. recommendations? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a project for which I need to have a program running on a Pi.
    Requirements will include GUI, Wireless & Bluetooth connectivity, Database storage (and transfer to another machine via Wireless).
    I really like the features available with VS... the code prompts, the GUI designer, etc. I've been using C# but am willing to try something different for this project if I can still have the code syntax help and gui layout.
    I'm kind of spinning my wheels a bit. I've looked at Android studio and did prototype with flutter. I did not like the environment so want look  more for solutions within VS.
    I'd prefer for the long term to stick with something that would run on a Raspberry Pi with a standard Linux based OS. I've looked at Windows IOT but have some concerns with commitment and long term viability for the type of application I require. It could potentially keep some things more simple and I am not opposed to it but those concerns are there.
    What are your recommendations? I am a relative newbie to mobile development so could use a nice step by step reference if you know  of one which works with your recommendations. e.g. Setup for VS, testing, compiling, coding for GUI, setup on the Pi.
    I'm struggling with all of the options. I may be overthinking things but I prefer to spend  time on functional enhancements rather than fighting with  a dev environment or worrying about obsolescence.

    I  know this  is in part very subjective, so I'd like to stay in VS, publish the app to a  pi, be able to test and de-bug, use GUI dev designer, and meet my criteria for the app. Although I prefer C#, I am open to learning another language so long as it is going to be around for a while and has resources for free self learning readily available online

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:02 PM

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  • Hi dwahlroos,

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    Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:43 AM