Samsung’s Third Tizen .NET Developer Preview Introduces New Visual Studio Tools

on March 31, 2017
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Samsung Electronics will release the third preview of the Tizen .NET application framework, featuring improved Visual Studio Tools for developing Tizen applications.



Since announcing its collaboration with Microsoft on .NET open-source projects such as .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms last November, Samsung has steadily released preview versions of Tizen .NET to help developers build better apps.


The second preview brought support for TV application development, to go along with the mobile support introduced in the first, and improved Visual Studio Tools for Tizen with several new features, including a Project Wizard, Manifest Editor, Emulator Manager, Emulator Control Panel and Certificate Manager.


The third preview allows you to create self-contained applications that will run on Tizen devices without pre-installed .NET runtime. Visual Studio Tools for Tizen also features two new tools: Log Viewer and Device Manager. The former helps developers debug their application by capturing all the events logged by the platform and the application; the latter provides information about connected Tizen devices and emulators for application debugging, and improves tools that were introduced in previous previews.


From left to right: Log Viewer, Device Manager


The third preview enables a large number of Tizen’s multimedia features such as Camera, Wave Player, Tone Player, Media Streaming and Screen Mirroring. Developers also have access to other Tizen platform-specific features such as Messages, Bluetooth, Voice Control, Input Method and FIDO (Fast IDentity Online).


In addition, Tizen.Xamarin.Forms.Extension allows developers to enhance their applications with rich UI components such as buttons, popups, grids and calendar views.


The next preview release of Tizen .NET will coincide with Tizen Public Milestone 1 in May. Samsung will begin shipping Tizen devices with .NET capabilities later in 2017.


Learn more about Visual Studio Tools for Tizen here:


Learn more about the Tizen open source project here:


Learn more about the .NET Core open source project here:


Learn more about the Xamarin.Forms open source project here:


Learn more about the previous preview of Tizen .NET here:


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