You can use InstrumentStudio to host plugins written in LabVIEW or C#. These plugins run alongside the InstrumentStudio panels used to configure PXI instruments. Plugins have a runtime configuration and an edit-time configuration. When exporting a plugin configuration to TestStand and using it in a step, the runtime configuration is provided to the sequence as a variable. Both of these configurations persist when the project containing them is saved.
To help you work with plugins, NI provides a LabVIEW template and C# documentation describing the method for creating plugins to be hosted in InstrumentStudio. The following limitations apply: