PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common 2.0.0-beta-2102

.NET Framework 4.7.2
This is a prerelease version of PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common.
dotnet add package PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common --version 2.0.0-beta-2102
NuGet\Install-Package PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common -Version 2.0.0-beta-2102
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common" Version="2.0.0-beta-2102" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common --version 2.0.0-beta-2102
#r "nuget: PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common, 2.0.0-beta-2102"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common&version=2.0.0-beta-2102&prerelease

// Install PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=PepperDash.Essentials.Devices.Common&version=2.0.0-beta-2102&prerelease

PepperDash Essentials Framework (c) 2020

Latest Release


Provided under MIT license


PepperDash Essentials is an open source Crestron framework that can be configured as a standalone program capable of running a wide variety of system designs and can also be utilized as a plug-in architecture to augment other Simpl# Pro and Simpl Windows programs.

Essentials Framework is a collection of C# / Simpl# Pro libraries that can be utilized in several different manners. It is currently operating as a 100% configuration-driven system, and can be extended to add different workflows and behaviors, either through the addition of further device "types" or via the plug-in mechanism. The framework is a collection of "things" that are all related and interconnected, but in general do not have dependencies on each other.

Minimum Requirements

  • Essentials Framework runs on any Crestron 3-series processor, 4-series processor or Crestron's VC-4 platform.
  • To edit and compile the source, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional with SP1 is required.
  • Crestron's Simpl# Plugin is also required (must be obtained from Crestron).


The PepperDash.Core SIMPL# library is required. It is referenced via nuget. You must have nuget.exe installed and in the PATH environment variable to use the following command. Nuget.exe is available at

Installing Dependencies

To install dependencies once nuget.exe is installed, run the following command: nuget install .\packages.config -OutputDirectory .\packages -excludeVersion. To verify that the packages installed correctly, open Essentials and make sure that all references are found, then try and build it.

Installing Different versions of PepperDash Core

If you need a different version of PepperDash Core, use the command nuget install .\packages.config -OutputDirectory .\packages -excludeVersion -Version {versionToGet}. Omitting the -Version option will pull the version indicated in the packages.config file.


Essentials was originally conceptualized as a standalone application for running control system logic entirely in Simpl# Pro. It is primarily designed around accomplishing this goal, but during development, it became obvious that it could easily be leveraged to also serve as a partner application to one or more SIMPL Windows programs.

Utilization of Essentials Framework falls into the following categories:

  1. Standalone Control System Application for controlling one or more rooms. See Standalone Use

  2. Partner Application to a SIMPL Windows program. This allows for several useful advantages. See SIMPL Windows Bridging

  • Dynamic device instantiation. Devices can be defined in configuration and instantiated at runtime and then bridged to a SIMPL Windows program via EISC.

  • Advanced logic. Some logic operations that cannot be affectively accomplished in SIMPL Windows (ex. JSON/XML serialization/deserialization, database operations, etc.) can be done in the Simpl# Pro environment and the necessary input and output bridged to a SIMPL Windows program via EISC.

  1. Hybrid Application that may contain elements of both standalone control and SIMPL partner application integration.
  • There may be a use case where a device can only be defined in a single application, but that device may need to be interacted with from multiple applications. The device can be defined in an Essentials application, interacted with in that application and also bridged to one or more SIMPL Windows applications.


For detailed documentation, see the Wiki.


How-To (Getting Started)

See Getting Started

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