Windows SDK for Mesa Tablets
26 Aug 2022
The latest official Windows SDK (Software Development Kit) that can be used with our Mesa tablet models is available from
Official developer tools can be found in the
We provide some basic sample code
- in a knowledge base article Platform and Device Identification in Software for retrieving a unit serial number.
- in a downloadable file windows-sample-code-for-mesa.zip, which includes two ways to retrieve a serial number and code for controlling colored LEDs and the backlight of the keypad.
Information from 26 Jan 2016 and 24 Mar 2020 —
Microsoft officially recommends to use Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 10 to develop software for devices like the Mesa 3 and Mesa 2, as is available from the following web page.
WARNING: Do not install the optional Windows 10 Mobile (Phone) emulator or any other Hyper-V component directly on to the Mesa 2 as these are not compatible. This is not an issue on Mesa 3. If you are not aware of all virtualizations that you may have enabled on Mesa 2, you could disable VT-x2 in the firmware to prevent them. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Additional information is provided starting at this web page.
If still preferring to develop a .NET (or Win32) desktop application (such as to best support legacy serial communications), we recommend using the WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) as described starting at this web page.