The quick guide explains how to create a .NET application with OpenTK on Tizen.


Create a Project

To create a Tizen OpenTK app, proceed as follows:

  1. In New project menu, select Tizen 5.0 > Tizen OpenTK App. Click OK:


  2. The new project SampleOpenTKApp is shown in the Solution Explorer view:


    If OpenTK.Tizen (3.0.2) is available in NuGet packages then you can use the OpenTK APIs.

Add OpenTK App Code

The SampleOpenTKApp is generated by Tizen project template. The project draws a triangle that defines vertex, color, and shaders and registers event handles on Window for drawing this triangle.

You can add your code in SampleOpenTKApp.cs file:

using System; using OpenTK; using OpenTK.Graphics; using OpenTK.Graphics.ES20; using OpenTK.Platform; using OpenTK.Platform.Tizen; using Tizen.Applications; namespace SampelOpenTKApp { public class OpenTKApp : TizenGameApplication { private IGameWindow mainWindow; private int mProgramHandle; private int mColorHandle; private int mPositionHandle; private float[] mVertexes; // Vertex of triangle private float[] mColor; // Color of triangle private string mVertexShaderSrc; // Vertex shader private string mFragmentShaderSrc; // Fragment shader public OpenTKApp() { mVertexes = new float[] { 0.0f, 0.5f, 0.0f, -0.5f, -0.5f, 0.0f, 0.5f, -0.5f, 0.0f }; mColor = new float[] { 0.0f, 0.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f }; mVertexShaderSrc = "attribute vec4 vPosition; \n" + "void main() \n" + "{ \n" + " gl_Position = vPosition; \n" + "} \n"; mFragmentShaderSrc = "precision mediump float; \n" + "uniform vec4 vColor; \n" + "void main() \n" + "{ \n" + " gl_FragColor = vColor; \n" + "} \n"; } protected override void OnCreate() { // Handle when your app is created // At this point, GraphicsContext, Surface, Window had been created base.OnCreate(); mainWindow = Window; mainWindow.Load += InitShader; // InitApp is called before the window is displayed for the first time mainWindow.RenderFrame += RenderTriangle; // RenderTriangle is called for every frame } protected override void OnPause() { // Handle when your app pause } private void InitShader(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Create program and link it mProgramHandle = BuildProgram(mVertexShaderSrc, mFragmentShaderSrc); GL.LinkProgram(mProgramHandle); int linkStatus; GL.GetProgram(mProgramHandle, GetProgramParameterName.LinkStatus, out linkStatus); if (linkStatus == 0) { // link failed int infoLogLength; GL.GetProgram(mProgramHandle, GetProgramParameterName.InfoLogLength, out infoLogLength); if (infoLogLength > 0) { String infoLog; GL.GetProgramInfoLog(mProgramHandle, infoLogLength, out infoLogLength, out infoLog); Console.WriteLine("GL2", "Couldn't link program: " + infoLog.ToString()); } GL.DeleteProgram(mProgramHandle); throw new InvalidOperationException("Unable to link program"); } } private void RenderTriangle(object ob, FrameEventArgs e) { GL.ClearColor(Color4.White); GL.Clear(ClearBufferMask.ColorBufferBit); GL.UseProgram(mProgramHandle); // Set vertex of triangle mPositionHandle = GL.GetAttribLocation(mProgramHandle, "vPosition"); GL.EnableVertexAttribArray(mPositionHandle); unsafe { fixed (float* pvertices = mVertexes) { GL.VertexAttribPointer(mPositionHandle, 3, All.Float, false, 0, new IntPtr(pvertices)); } } // Set color of triangle mColorHandle = GL.GetUniformLocation(mProgramHandle, "vColor"); GL.Uniform4(mColorHandle, 1, mColor); // Draw the triangle GL.DrawArrays(All.Triangles, 0, 3); Window.SwapBuffers(); // Disable vertex array GL.DisableVertexAttribArray(mPositionHandle); } public static int BuildProgram(string vertexShaderSrc, string fragmentShaderSrc) { int vertexShader = LoadShader(ShaderType.VertexShader, vertexShaderSrc); int fragmentShader = LoadShader(ShaderType.FragmentShader, fragmentShaderSrc); int mProgramHandle = GL.CreateProgram(); if (mProgramHandle == 0) throw new InvalidOperationException("Unable to create program"); GL.AttachShader(mProgramHandle, vertexShader); GL.AttachShader(mProgramHandle, fragmentShader); return mProgramHandle; } static int LoadShader(ShaderType type, string source) { int shader = GL.CreateShader(type); if (shader == 0) throw new InvalidOperationException("Unable to create shader:" + type.ToString()); int length = 0; GL.ShaderSource(shader, 1, new string[] { source }, (int[])null); GL.CompileShader(shader); GL.GetShader(shader, ShaderParameter.CompileStatus, out int compiled); if (compiled == 0) { length = 0; GL.GetShader(shader, ShaderParameter.InfoLogLength, out length); if (length > 0) { GL.GetShaderInfoLog(shader, length, out length, out string log); } GL.DeleteShader(shader); throw new InvalidOperationException("Unable to compile shader of type : " + type.ToString()); } return shader; } static void Main(string[] args) { using (OpenTKApp app = new OpenTKApp() { GLMajor = 2, GLMinor = 0 }) { app.Run(args); } } } }
  • OpenTKApp class is derived from TizenGameApplication class.

    TizenGameApplication class creates OpenGL® ES running environment, which includes window, OpenGL® ES context, and so on.

    TizenGameApplication class inherits from Tizen.Applications.CoreUIApplication, and you can override the methods of the base class including OnCreate, OnPause, OnResume, OnAppControlReceived, and OnTerminate. For more information about these methods, see UI Applications.

  • InitShader is an event handler of Window.Load event. It initializes shaders of triangle in this sample.

  • RenderTriangle is an event handler of Window.RenderFrame event. It draws the triangle in this sample.

  • app.Run() runs the main loop of OpenTK app.

Build and Run your Application

  1. Building the solution:

    • In the Visual Studio menu, select Build > Build Solution.

    • In the Solution Explorer view, right-click the solution name and select Build.

  2. Launching Tizen Emulator:

    • In the Visual Studio menu, select Tools > Tizen > Tizen Emulator Manager.

    • Alternatively, click Launch Tizen Emulator in the Visual Studio toolbar to launch the Tizen Emulator Manager:


    • In the Emulator Manager, select an emulator from the list, and click Launch:


    • You must update the following emulator images to use the latest version (Tizen 5.0).

  3. After you launch an emulator instance, you can select the target from the drop-down list to change the deployment target in the Visual Studio toolbar:


    You can deploy your OpenTK app to the target, using the following:

    1. Press the F5 or Ctrl+F5 key.

    2. In the Visual Studio menu, select Debug > Start Debugging or Start Without Debugging.

    3. On the Visual Studio toolbar, click an emulator instance:


  4. If the deployment is successful, then the application is launched on the target emulator.

    The following are snapshots of launching this OpenTK app on mobile and TV emulators:

    Figure: OpenTK app on TV emulator


    Figure: OpenTK app on TV emulator


    Visual Studio uses the Smart Development Bridge (SDB) to communicate with the target device or emulator.

    You can also deploy your OpenTK application with SDB manually:

    1. Copy the application .tpk file from the project binary path to the SDB tool path:

      • The SampelOpenTKApp tpk file(org.tizen.example.SampelOpenTKApp-1.0.0.tpk) is located in ProjectPath\SampelOpenTKApp\SampelOpenTKApp\bin\Debug\tizen50.

      • To locate the project path in the Solution Explorer view, right-click the solution name and click Open Folder in File Explorer.

      • SDB tool is located in c:\tizen\tools\sdb.exe.

    2. Launch the Tizen SDB command prompt:

      • For Windows OS, launch the Tizen SDB command prompt (Tool > Tizen > Tizen Sdb Command Prompt).

      • For Linux, you can use the SDB command directly in your project path.

    3. Install your application with the SDB command:

      sdb install org.tizen.example.SampleOpenTKApp-1.0.0.tpk
  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 5.0 and Higher
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