Glide is a graphical library for .NET Micro Framework that uses a graphical screen designer. Glide provides a more responsive experience than the built-in Windows Presentation Foundation with many additional features, from buttons and lists to keyboards and message boxes.


Button, Canvas, CheckBox, Dropdown, DataGrid, Image, List, MessageBox,
PasswordBox, ProgressBar, RadioButton, Slider, TextBlock, TextBox
Glide uses standard .NET Micro Framework calls making it usable on the built-in emulator.


  • Load windows designed by the Designer.
  • Animate between windows.
  • Calibration window.
  • Feed in your own touch events.
  • Keyboard handling and customization.
  • MessageBox handling.
  • Can work on the default emulator or any NETMF device with graphics support.


  • Your .NET Micro Framework device must support the Bitmap class.
  • Glide is provided royalty-free (even for commercial use) under the Apache License 2.0.

Getting Started

  1. We recommend using Glide as included in our latest NETMF and Gadgeteer Package SDK.
    • If you are curious or want to make changes in Glide you can download the source from BitBucket.
  2. Start designing interface windows.
  3. Use the Glide document to get started.
    • More Glide documentation can be found within our NETMF SDK.