Information to all users of FlexPendant SDK
FlexPendant SDK enters Limited Support
The software platform in the ABB FlexPendant device is based on Windows CE 6 and .NET Compact Framework 3.5.
Compact Framework was supported by Visual Studio 2008, but unfortunately Microsoft made the decision not to support it in later versions of Visual Studio.
Because of this ABB has had to adapt and will offer FlexPendant SDK under Limited Support only, from the next major release onwards.
Switch to ScreenMaker
ABB recommends all FlexPendant SDK users to switch to using ScreenMaker instead.
ScreenMaker is a tool in RobotStudio for designing FlexPendant screens.
It lets you use a visual designer to bind screen control properties and events to RAPID variables and I/Os in the IRC5 controller.
The program logic is implemented in RAPID code. If you for some reason cannot or do not want to port your existing FlexPendant SDK applications to ScreenMaker, you can continue using FlexPendant SDK under Limited Support as long as you have VisualStudio 2008 Professional.