The MicrosoftÃ???Ã??Ã?Â® .NET Micro Framework combines the reliability and efficiency of managed code with the premier development tools of Microsoft Visual StudioÃ???Ã??Ã?Â® to deliver exceptional productivity for developing embedded applications on small devices. It brings the essential benefits of the Microsoft .NET platform to devices that do not need the fuller functionality available in the .NET Framework and the .NET Compact Framework. Specifically, it is targeted at devices that operate below the functionality range of those for which software developers typically use the .NET Compact Framework to develop embedded applications.
The Microsoft .NET Micro Framework SDK supports development of code, including device I/O, in the C# language using a subset of the .NET libraries, and is fully integrated with the Microsoft Visual StudioÃ???Ã??Ã?Â® development environment.