Samsung Releases 4th Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen

Samsung has released the fourth preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. Since announcing its collaboration with Microsoft on .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms projects last November, Samsung has steadily released preview versions of.NET support for Tizen with enriched features, such as supporting TV application development and various Visual Studio tools for Tizen.

The new key features released with the fourth preview are based on Tizen 4.0 M1 as follows:

  • Support for .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1: The fourth preview is aligned with .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 supporting .NET Standard 2.0. For more information of .NET Core 2.0 preview 1, see the .NET blog announcement.
  • More emulator support: You can run Tizen .NET applications on the emulator without needing an actual target device. With the new release, more emulators are supported, such as x64 TV, x64 Mobile, and x86 TV.


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  • More Tizen platform-specific APIs: The fourth preview added a number of Tizen-specific APIs for IoT connectivity and voice control. For the full list, see Tizen Platform-Specific API.

The official release of Tizen .NET is scheduled for the end of 2017 as part of Tizen 4.0. For more information, see Samsung’s Tizen Developers Web site.

If you have any feedback or problems, share them through Tizen .NET Forum.