TestStand and .NET Framework Compatibility

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This page shows supported versions of NI TestStand with .NET and Visual Studio. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your software version, or when migrating or porting code to a new system. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, the inability to run your TestStand sequence or unexpected behaviors.

1. NI TestStand with .NET and Visual Basic Compatibility Table

Use this table to compare versions of NI TestStand to compatible versions of .NET or Visual Basic
TestStand Version Version of .NET CLR Supported for API  Version of Visual Studio  Minimum Required .NET Framework  Supported Target .NET Frameworks with .NET Adapter
2010 2.0 2005, 2008, 2010 2.0 2.0 and earlier 
2012 4.0 2005, 2008, 20101 4.0 4.0 and earlier
2013 4.0 2008, 2010, 20122 4.0 4.0 and earlier
2014 4.0 2010, 2012, 20133 4.0 4.0 and earlier
2014 SP1 4.0 2010, 2012, 2013 4.0 4.0 and earlier
2016 4.0 2012, 2013, 2015 4.6 4.6 and earlier
2016 SP1 4.0 2012, 2013, 2015 4.6.2 4.6.2 and earlier
2017  4.0 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 4.6.2 4.6.2 and earlier
2017 SP1 4.0 2012, 2013, 2015, or 2017 4.6.2 and earlier 4.6.2 and earlier
2019 4.0 2013, 2015, and 2017 4.6.2 4.6.2 and earlier
1 TestStand 2012 will not support step into for .NET adapter with VS 2005, 2008.
2 Full support for code generation, debugging, and building custom UIs.  Debugging managed code will require VS 2010 or newer. Allowed but not supported: 2005.
3 Allowed, but not supported: 2008 and earlier. VS 2008 and earlier cannot debug TestStand 2014 using managed debugging because TestStand uses .NET 4.0. TestStand will not install integrated documentation for VS 2008.

 

Note: For TestStand 2012 and later, you can load earlier versions

TestStand can execute code modules developed with earlier versions of Visual Studio; however, National Instruments performs limited testing with earlier versions of Visual Studio.

 

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