Monday, August 31, 2015

Solution to sound problem on HDMI TV after upgrade to Windows 10 on Surface Pro 3

Were having problem getting the sound from the Surface Pro 3 to my TV through HDMI. It worked before upgrading so Windows 10 had a different behavior. Found this on the internet, though it might be good to write down so I'll remember next time.

Right click on the speaker icon, on the task bar.
Choose Playback Devices.
Right Click the TV item in the list

Choose Properties
Click the "Advanced" tab in the dialog
change the default format for audio playback to a lower value.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello World with Windows 10 Core IoT and Visual Studio 2015

Start by creating an Universal Application project in Visual Studio 2015:

Change the platform to ARM:

Change the target to Remote Machine (You have to set up your Raspberry Pi 2 unit with Windows 10 Core IoT before doing this):

Click on the minwinpc:

Choose to select:

It's possible to change size of  the mainPage.xaml:

Added a Hello world text block and run the application, On the TV connected to the Raspberry Pi 2. Tha application is started and shows "Hello World":

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Solved: Error: this template attempted to load component assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Universal.TemplateWizards...

I got this error message:

when trying to create a Background Application (IoT) project in Visual Studio 2015:

When reading through the setup guide an extra time I found out that I've missed installing this when installing Visual Studio 2015:

The required version of Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps is 14.0.23121.00 D14OOB.

I click on the Templates | Visual C# | Windows | Universal
and from there I installed the templates and after that the error message when creating a background application disappeared.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Raspberry PI 2 and Windows 10 IoT Core

Have been playing around with an Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows 10 IoT Core.

There is a great guide on how to prepare your PC and Raspberry Pi 2 with windows 10 IoT Core here following the guide is easy. But I don't get the requirement for Windows 10 to be able to flash the image to the memory card. But off course to be able to develop you need Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015.

Installed Visual Studio 2015 Community and the IoT Templates. Described here

I tried to get the wifi up and running but windows 10 IoT Core seems to only support some USB wifi dongles So ended up using ethernet cable.

A good advice is to change the default password. So I did that in the a first Powershell session following the setup guide:
net user Administrator [new password]

By starting the Windows IoT Core Watcher on a desktop PC that are on the same network. It's possible to see all Raspberry Pi 2 devices running on the network

By right clicking the item it's possible to open the website on the Raspberry Pi 2 <ip-adress>:8080.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Visual Studio Online

Microsoft Visual Studio Online makes it possible to have an online ALM. Each Project can have 5 basic users and unlimited amount of stakeholder users.

I made an presentation for our user group a few month ago. Posted on