NI Measurement Studio delivers measurement-specific user interface (UI) components that you can drag, drop, and extend to create a custom interface for your engineering applications. Display large amounts of waveform data and create intuitive UI experiences using Measurement Studio graphs, charts, knobs, slides, gauges, tanks, dials, and buttons.
Unlike most Visual Studio tools, Measurement Studio is designed with features specifically for test, measurement, and automation applications. Whether you are creating a simple data-logging program for the lab or a complex production test system, Measurement Studio provides all the tools you need to create informative and intuitive user experiences for internal or commercial use.
Measurement Studio offers the following UI controls for Windows Client and ASP .NET web applications to visualize and interact with data:
|Windows Forms Controls||ASP.NET Controls||WPF Controls|
|Waveform Graph||Waveform Graph||Waveform Graph|
|Scatter Graph||Scatter Graph||Scatter Graph|
|Digital Graph||Digital Graph||Intensity Graph|
|Intensity Graph||Complex Graph||Polar Graph|
|Legend||Switch||Graph Interaction Palette|
|Switch and LED||LED||LED|
|Gauge||Gauge||Numeric Text Box|
|Numeric Edit||Numeric Edit||Tank|
|Property Editor||Arrow Button|
|LED Array||Power Button|
|Switch Array||Boolean Content Button|
With Measurement Studio, you gain insight into your data with .NET 2D waveform and scatter graph controls for displaying 2D data and the .NET intensity graph for displaying 3D data. The scatter graph control displays a graph of X and Y data pairs. The waveform graph control displays data that is uniformly spaced in one dimension. Using annotations, you can easily highlight points or ranges of interest. Both graph controls include many properties that you can use to configure the appearance and behavior of the graph. For example, you can easily configure properties such as the caption text, caption background color, and color of the graph frame.
Key graph features include the following:
Whether you are using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Forms, or Web Forms controls, Measurement Studio features smart tags to easily configure control properties. The UI controls include auto format menus, editors, and property page enhancements. With auto format menus, you can quickly choose from predefined property formats. Editors are included for components like plots, annotations, and axes, so you can interactively add and edit your UI controls. Property page enhancements include arc editors and graphical representations of UI styles.
Whether you are passing data between applications or over the Internet, Measurement Studio makes sharing measurement data easy. With network variables—a programming tool designed specifically for publishing and subscribing to live data in measurement and automation applications—you can share live data with one or more client applications on a network without worrying about data formats or network protocols.
Key networking features include the following: