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  • Hi all, I am hoping to develop an application that reads RFID tags and has the capability of displaying information and possibly sending control information to a process controller.  I have many years of experience developing both front end and back end applications for the Windows desktop and server environment, so I am hoping to leverage some of this experience.  Here are some of the development tools that I have experience with, .Net C#, XML, XSL, Linq, XAML both WPF and Silverlight.  What is a good platform for me to use?  I do not need a flashy interface but do prefer a stable platform with the ability to easily port to a flashier interface in the future.  What hardware do I need, what software?  I currently have Visual Studio Professional 2010.
    Thanks, -ja
    Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:58 PM

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  • On 6/2/2011 11:58 PM, John Aschenbrenner wrote:
    > Hi all, I am hoping to develop an application that reads RFID tags and
    > has the capability of displaying information and possibly sending
    > control information to a process controller. I have many years of
    > experience developing both front end and back end applications for the
    > Windows desktop and server environment, so I am hoping to leverage some
    > of this experience. Here are some of the development tools that I have
    > experience with, .Net C#, XML, XSL, Linq, XAML both WPF and Silverlight.
    > What is a good platform for me to use? I do not need a flashy interface
    > but do prefer a stable platform with the ability to easily port to a
    > flashier interface in the future. What hardware do I need, what
    > software? I currently have Visual Studio Professional 2010.
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > Thanks, -ja
     
    If you want to use VS2010 you should look at Windows Embedded Standard 7
    that supports all the technologies you listed.
    If you can "downgrade" to VS2008 and .NET CF 3.5, Windows Embedded
    Compact 7 or Windows CE 6.0 can provide a good dev environment and a
    chance to implement devices using less resources.
     

    Valter Minute
    Windows Embedded MVP
    http://geekswithblogs.net/WindowsEmbeddedCookbook
    Friday, June 3, 2011 3:25 PM