I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 with the official 7" touchscreen. I would like to build a GUI on visual studio on my PC, and then be able to run the program on the Raspberry Pi, with the Pi running Raspbian. What is the best way to do this?

  • Have you given Windows 10 IoT a look? – Darth Vader May 12 '16 at 6:47

You could use Mono with Xamarin studio. I did some basic application in wheezy, the GUI update speed is quite low.


Have you considered using windows 10 IOT and writing a UWP application that automatically launches with the pi?

Take a look at: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot for the windows IOT.

The hello world tutorial is here: https://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/samples/HelloWorld.htm

and at the bottom of the last link you'll see a guide to setup your app as a startup app.


Microsoft recently released the Visual C++ Linux Development Environment for Visual Studio, which allows to debug and release code from VS directly on the Pi.

Since implementing C# in C++ is possible with manageable effort (even C#-libraries), you might be interested in this workaround. However, you will have to deal with a little C++ though.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.