Meadow Netstandard2.0 Support?


I received my backer kit and have been playing around with blinking LEDs, but now it is time to take it to the next level (at least so I thought). Excitedly, I added an existing NETStandard2.0 library that I have been working on which works with .NET Core, disappointedly, I get this error:

[0x4:] EXCEPTION handling: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘netstandard, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51’ or one of its dependencies.

My .csproj file

<Project Sdk=“Microsoft.NET.Sdk”>
<PackageReference Include=“System.Buffers” Version=“4.5.0” />
<PackageReference Include=“System.Memory” Version=“4.5.3” />
<PackageReference Include=“System.Numerics.Vectors” Version=“4.5.0” />
<ProjectReference Include="…\Lynk.Devices.Shared\Lynk.Devices.Shared.csproj" />


  1. Are netstandard2.0 libraries currently supported?
  2. Are there any plans on improving the overall startup time, IMO 30s is currently too long?


At the moment the application template generates a .NET472 application, .NET Standard is on it’s way.

There is currently a piece of work ongoing to improve overall performance.



Thanks for this information. I am hoping to we get to see Meadow’s fullest potential soon.

@Nevyn Is this something you could use some help with? I am a .Net developer and have been working with .Net Core and Standard since v1, and most of my applications I maintain professionally are in Core 2.1.

Would love to help expidite this to my prefered platform :slight_smile:

it seems that this has not been updated as I am getting the same error:
Deploying to Meadow …
Initializing Meadow
Error: Could not find file “/Users/objectthink/Projects/first_meadow/first_meadow/bin/Debug/net472/netstandard.dll”

is there something I can do to add .net standard support?