Programming AGENT smart watch using C#.NET

Smart watch is one of the current buzz words these days. From a tweet I clicked this link.  A kickstarter project initiation, this is not the one of its kind but this attracted me because we can use .NET and C# to develop apps. The above link provides the tools you need in order to start developing the apps for AGENT. The AGENT SDK (version 0.2) provides a beta level emulator and Visual Studio project templates as well. SDK utilizes the .NET micro framework.

I created a 2 simple applications using the available AGENT project template.

AGENT Watch Application

This is a simple animated human skeleton and display some text on the screen.

   1: using Microsoft.SPOT;

   2: using Microsoft.SPOT.Hardware;

   3: using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation;

   4: using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Media;

   5: using System;

   6: using System.Threading;

   7:

   8: namespace AgentWatchApplication1

   9: {

  10:     public class Program

  11:     {

  12:         static Bitmap _display;

  13:

  14:         public static void Main()

  15:         {

  16:             // initialize display buffer

  17:             _display = new Bitmap(Bitmap.MaxWidth, Bitmap.MaxHeight);

  18:             Font fontNinaB = Resources.GetFont(Resources.FontResources.NinaB);

  19:

  20:             int index = 0;

  21:

  22:             while (true)

  23:             {

  24:                 _display.Clear();

  25:

  26:                 _display.DrawText("Thuru", fontNinaB, Color.White, 44, 2);

  27:

  28:                 _display.DrawEllipse(Color.White, 55, 40, 10, 10); // head

  29:                 _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 50, 55, 90); // body

  30:

  31:                 _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 90, 40, 100); // left leg

  32:                 _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 90, 70, 100); // right leg 

  33:

  34:

  35:                 if (index % 2 == 0)

  36:                 {

  37:                     _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 55, 40, 75); // left hand down

  38:                     _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 55, 70, 75); // right hand down

  39:                 }

  40:                 else

  41:                 {

  42:                     _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 55, 40, 50); // left hand up

  43:                     _display.DrawLine(Color.White, 1, 55, 55, 70, 50); // right hand up

  44:                 }

  45:

  46:                 _display.Flush();

  47:

  48:                 if (index == 100)

  49:                     index = 0;

  50:

  51:                 index++;

  52:

  53:                 Thread.Sleep(1000);

  54:

  55:             }

  56:         }

  57:

  58:     }

  59: }

Output

image image

AGENT Watch Face

This is based on the AGENT watch face. I edited the template code to show the updates every second.

   1: using Microsoft.SPOT;

   2: using Microsoft.SPOT.Hardware;

   3: using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation;

   4: using Microsoft.SPOT.Presentation.Media;

   5: using System;

   6: using System.Threading;

   7:

   8: namespace AgentWatchFace1

   9: {

  10:     public class Program

  11:     {

  12:         static Bitmap _display;

  13:         static Timer _updateClockTimer;

  14:

  15:         public static void Main()

  16:         {

  17:             // initialize our display buffer

  18:             _display = new Bitmap(Bitmap.MaxWidth, Bitmap.MaxHeight);

  19:

  20:             // display the time immediately

  21:             UpdateTime(null);

  22:

  23:             // obtain the current time

  24:             DateTimeOffset currentTime = DateTimeOffset.Now;

  25:             // set up timer to refresh time every minute

  26:             TimeSpan dueTime = new TimeSpan(0, 0, 0, 0, 1000 - currentTime.Millisecond); // start timer at beginning of next minute

  27:             TimeSpan period = new TimeSpan(0, 0, 0, 1, 0); // update time every minute

  28:             _updateClockTimer = new Timer(UpdateTime, null, dueTime, period); // start our update timer

  29:

  30:             // go to sleep; time updates will happen automatically every minute

  31:             Thread.Sleep(Timeout.Infinite);

  32:         }

  33:

  34:         static void UpdateTime(object state)

  35:         {

  36:             // obtain the current time

  37:             DateTimeOffset currentTime = DateTimeOffset.Now;

  38:             // clear our display buffer

  39:             _display.Clear();

  40:

  41:             // add your watchface drawing code here

  42:             Font fontNinaB = Resources.GetFont(Resources.FontResources.NinaB);

  43:             _display.DrawText(currentTime.Hour.ToString("D2") + ":" + currentTime.Minute.ToString("D2") + ":"

  44:                 + currentTime.Second.ToString("D2"), fontNinaB, Color.White, 36, 58);

  45:

  46:             // flush the display buffer to the display

  47:             _display.Flush();

  48:         }

  49:

  50:     }

  51: }

Output

image

Advertisements

One thought on “Programming AGENT smart watch using C#.NET

  1. Very good post! We are linking to this great post on our site.

    Keep up the good writing.

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: