[Raspberry Pi 2] Create C# Background Application for Windows 10 IoT Core

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In this article,  we will see how to create simple Web Server for Raspberry Pi 2 running Windows 10 IoT Core. Because it is a Web Server we don't need UI for this application, we can run it in headless mode. Open Visual Studio 2015 RC and create Windows IoT Core Background Application solution. Now we need a web server. This will be simple one. It will always response with "Hello, World!" string. internal class WebServer { private const uint BufferSize = 8192; public void Start() { StreamSocketL...

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[Raspberry Pi 2] Enable Headless Mode on Windows 10 IoT Core

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If you want to run your application as a service (without UI) on Windows 10 IoT Core you first need to switch your device to the headless mode. First, let's connect to your Raspberry Pi 2 with a Power Shell, so then we can execute commands remotely on the device. Run PowerShell as an Administrator Start WinRM service to enable remote connections: net start WinRM Add your Raspberry Pi 2 in a trusted device list: Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value <IP Address> Disable psrea...

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Raspberry Pi 2 Benchmark. Linux vs Windows

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I have installed Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2, then I have created a simple C# application for it. Now, I am curious what is the difference in performance between Windows 10 IoT Core and Raspbian. To test that I will run a simple C# code on both OS. Code I will do a simple calculation in a loop and will run this code in multiple threads. The amount of threads - 4, because Raspberry Pi 2 has 4 cores. This will load CPU up to 100%. I know that I am using different CLRs and different compilators, b...

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Create C# Universal Application for Raspberry Pi 2

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It is time to create our first C# Windows 10 Universal Application for Raspberry Pi 2. You can find LED blinking example in an official documentation, so today we are gonna create weather application. This application will connect to the remote server and get actual weather information based on city and country name, and display this information on a screen. Prepare your computer Download Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition RC Select Custom installation and enable Universal Windows Apps Develop...

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Install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2 from VirtualBox

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Microsoft released Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2. Today I have got my board, so it is time to install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2. As described in an official documentation you can install Windows 10 Core on SD card only from a physical machine with Windows 10. But today we will install Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2 from VirtualBox. Prepare VirtualBox Install Virtual Box (4.3.28 or newer) Install Virtual Box Extension Pack (from the same link) Download and install Windows 10 Enable USB 2.0 in US...

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