The using statement is an extremely useful feature of C# and it’s quite disappointing that Phidgets did not implement IDisposable. Thankfully it’s fairly easy to create a wrapper for any Phidget that implements it so we can simply some code.
One cool package for playing around with your phidget(s) is mono-csharp-shell which gives you an interactive C# shell (with tab completion). apt-get install -y mono-csharp-shell Once the package is installed, you can open it with csharp but just like with gmcs we have to include the reference to the Phidget library. csharp -r:Phidget21.NET.dll
Since we cannot install mono-complete on the PhidgetSBC2 currently, we are missing some of the C# namespaces. If you are trying to use any of the following namespaces and gmcs cannot find it, you will have to install the respective package. Namespace Package Mono.Data libmono-data2.0-cil System.Data libmono-system-data2.0-cil System.Data.Linq libmono-system-data-linq2.0-cil System.DirectoryServices libmono-system-ldap2.0-cil System.Messaging libmono-system-messaging2.0-cil System.Runtime libmono-system-runtime2.0-cil […]
So this Monday my PhidgetSBC2 arrived and I was super excited to get started playing around with the short-term goal of being able to open my door lock remotely. I really wanted to write the code in C# because it’s simply better than Java and it’s lot easier to implement a server in C# than […]