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Xamarin.IoT Problem trying to run a simple app on a raspberry pi 3 model b

bgaprogrammerbgaprogrammer COMember ✭✭
edited February 2018 in Cross Platform with Xamarin

Hello guys,

I just created a simple app using Visual Studio for MAC (Alpha Channel) and the template for Xamarin IoT Console Application, my demo tries to blink a led using the library "IoTSharp.Components.Raspbian" from nuget.

The raspberry has installed the latest version of raspbian at this time, I tried to run the app from VS to the raspberry but I got the following error:

System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Unosquare.RaspberryIO.Pi' threw an exception.

And the InnerException contains:

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'System, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies.

I'm pretty new to this so my first guessing was the error was caused by some kind of missing package so I just ran sudo apt-get install mono-complete but the result was exactly the same.

My code looks something like this

using System;
using System.Threading;
using IoTSharp.Components;

namespace PlantGrowHelper_Raspberry
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            var x = new IoTPin(Connectors.GPIO6);


            x.Value = true;


            x.Value = false;

What I'm missing? I cant find much info about Xamarin.IoT on the net.

I'll appreciate your help



  • bgaprogrammerbgaprogrammer COMember ✭✭

    Answering my question, I had the opportunity to talk with some people from Xamarin and they looked at it and basically is caused because the current VS IoT Add-In in VS for MAC has a version mismatch on the version of mono it's trying to run, so the fix is to wait for newer versions (updates) in the Alpha Channel.

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