NI Measurement Studio tools integrate natively into Visual Studio so you can use them exactly as you would Microsoft tools. Measurement Studio dramatically reduces application development time with examples, project templates, wizards, and hardware API assistants.
Project templates help you get started quickly by automatically including all the necessary Measurement Studio and NI hardware driver libraries you need to design your measurement application. Measurement Studio provides project templates for data acquisition, instrument control, NI class libraries, Windows Forms, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications.
Use the NI DAQ Assistant to interactively define your acquisition and generation tasks and automatically generate code for your project. Perform a test run within the assistant window to view the data immediately—you can tweak the settings before generating any code. The hardware API assistant discovers all NI-DAQmx devices on your system and inserts valid parameter values into your NI-DAQmx function calls.
Measurement Studio provides over 100 example applications to help you get started. The thoroughly documented example code covers a large variety of test, measurement, and automation use cases to show how you can use Measurement Studio libraries and controls to complete your engineering applications. Measurement Studio example topics range from hardware communication and signal acquisition, to data processing and storage, to user interface design and visualization.
You can find Measurement Studio help, including function reference and in-depth documentation on developing with Measurement Studio, within the Visual Studio .NET environment. Measurement Studio Help is fully integrated with the Visual Studio .NET Help, so you can quickly access information as you develop.
In addition, use the context-sensitive help to quickly access Measurement Studio function references during development. As you write code, place your cursor on a function name to see the prototype tooltip and description or press <F1> to access the full reference help topic for that function.
Access Measurement Studio online resources to browse the complete repository of tutorials, example code, and hardware drivers as well as to find contact information for National Instruments world-class technical support. NI support engineers are the best trained in the industry. They can advise you on hardware platform selection, setup, and configuration as well as system software architecture design. Receive personalized attention and support from trained engineers for help with getting started and troubleshooting Measurement Studio software.
Measurement Studio components are installed into the Visual Studio environment so that you can incorporate the classes and libraries into your code with ease. Measurement Studio UI controls appear in the Visual Studio toolbox for drag-and-drop use as you develop your WPF, Windows Forms, or Web Forms UI.
Adding or removing references to Measurement Studio class libraries from a project is a simple process of checking the appropriate boxes in the Class Libraries Wizard.