Measurement Studio 2015 with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 and Newer

Publish Date: Apr 04, 2018 | 2 Ratings | 4.00 out of 5 | Print

Overview

This article discusses the use of Measurement Studio 2015 with newer, unsupported versions of Visual Studio.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Using Measurement Studio 2015 User Interface Controls and Analysis .NET Class Libraries in newer versions of Visual Studio
  4. Adding Measurement Studio 2015 Windows Forms User Interface Controls to the Toolbox 
  5. Adding Measurement Studio 2015 WPF User Interface Controls to the Toolbox
  6. Measurement Studio Help and Documentation
  7. Additional Resources

1. Introduction

Measurement Studio 2015 does not have integration features for versions of Visual Studio newer than Visual Studio 2013. The software is designed to support Visual Studio 2013, 2012, and 2010. Therefore, Measurement Studio does not install shipping examples and does not integrate with newer versions of Visual Studio. This means that if you install Measurement Studio 2015 with a newer version of Visual Studio, the Measurement Studio .NET controls are not in the Toolbox, you do not have a Measurement Studio menu item in the Visual Studio toolbar, and .licx will not be automatically generated.

The following sections discuss additional topics to consider if you are using Measurement Studio 2015 with newer versions of Visual Studio.


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2. Installation

If you have a supported version of Visual Studio on your system, Measurement Studio 2015 installs all the .NET class libraries and integration support automatically. If you do not have a supported version of Visual Studio installed, you can still install the Measurement Studio 2015 .NET class libraries without Visual Studio Integration features.


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3. Using Measurement Studio 2015 User Interface Controls and Analysis .NET Class Libraries in newer versions of Visual Studio


The Measurement Studio .NET class libraries, including the user interface controls, are licensed .NET assemblies which require license string entries to be added to the licenses.licx file associated with the project. If Measurement Studio integration features are installed, Measurement Studio automatically generates the licenses.licx file and adds license string entries for the Measurement Studio components you reference in your project. However, because Measurement Studio 2015 does not support integration with newer versions of Visual Studio, Measurement Studio does not add or update the .licx file if you add a reference to a .NET assembly using newer versions of Visual Studio.

Because the licenses.licx file and the license string entries are not added automatically when you add references to your project when using newer versions of Visual Studio, you need to create a licenses.licx file and add the license strings manually. To generate entries to put into your .licx file, see How Can I Create a .licx File for My Measurement Studio Project? For more information about creating and manually adding and editing the licenses.licx file, refer to Creating a .licx File Without Visual Studio-Integrated Tools.

 

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4. Adding Measurement Studio 2015 Windows Forms User Interface Controls to the Toolbox 

Complete the following steps to add Measurement Studio user interface controls to the Visual Studio Toolbox in newer versions of Visual Studio:

  1. Open Visual Studio.
  2. Create a new Windows Forms Application.
  3. Right-click the Toolbox and choose Add Tab from the context menu. Name this tab Measurement Studio.
  4. Right-click the Measurement Studio tab and select Choose Items from the context menu, as shown:


  5. Sort the items by namespace by clicking the Namespace column header.
  6. Scroll to the NationalInstruments.UI.WindowsForms namespace.
  7. Select the appropriate Measurement Studio controls, as shown in the following example:


  8. Click OK to add these items to your Toolbox.

 

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5. Adding Measurement Studio 2015 WPF User Interface Controls to the Toolbox

Complete the following steps to add Measurement Studio user interface controls to the Visual Studio Toolbox in newer versions of Visual Studio:

  1. Open Visual Studio.
  2. Create a new WPF Application.
  3. Right-click the Toolbox and choose Add Tab from the context menu. Name this tab Measurement Studio WPF Controls.
  4. Right-click the Measurement Studio tab and select Choose Items from the context menu, as shown:


  5. Sort the items by namespace by clicking the Namespace column header.
  6. Scroll to the NationalInstruments.Controls namespace.
  7. Select the appropriate Measurement Studio controls, as shown in the following example:


  8. Click OK to add these items to your Toolbox.

 

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6. Measurement Studio Help and Documentation

The Measurement Studio 2015 help files are designed to integrate with the Visual Studio 2010, 2012, and 2013 help systems. If you have any of these versions of Visual Studio installed on your system, you can view the Measurement Studio Help by opening the designated MSDN Help Viewer for each version of Visual Studio. If you do not have any of the supported versions of Visual Studio, you can view the Measurement Studio 2015 for Visual Studio 2013 Help

 

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7. Additional Resources

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