Headless Apps at Startup

If you haven’t yet gone through the BlinkyHeadless tutorial, now is a good time to do so.

You should have BlinkyHeadless running from Visual Studio. That means that the app is already “deployed” on the Raspberry Pi.

In PowerShell, enter the command

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IoTStartup add headless BlinkyHeadless

Now, restart your pi from PowerShell. The easy way to do this is to enter the command

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shutdown /r /t 0

Your Pi will perform an orderly shutdown, and will then reboot. This may take a few minutes, but you should see your LED start blinking when the restart is complete.

You can have as mny headless startup apps as you like.

This guide was first published on Aug 03, 2016. It was last updated on Aug 03, 2016. This page (Headless Apps at Startup) was last updated on Jul 15, 2019.