Select Your Measurement Studio Edition

Measurement Studio editions expand the functionality of Microsoft Visual Studio to meet the user interface, hardware connectivity, and analysis needs of engineers. Select your edition to meet your .NET development needs, or consider purchasing one of our software suites.

This table compares the editions you can use if you are developing new software applications. Debug and deployment licenses are also available so that you can resolve issues with production systems and applications.

  Measurement Studio Standard Edition Measurement Studio Professional Edition Measurement Studio Enterprise Edition
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Key differentiators
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, 2017, and 2019
  • Project setup wizard to speed up development
  • Engineering controls for creating Windows Forms or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications
  • Recommended for data acquisition and instrument control applications
  • Installer Builder for building applications
  • Professional Analysis class library for array operations, signal generation, windowing, filters, and signal processing
  • Recommended for signal processing and sharing data via network variables
  • Required for creating ASP.NET web applications
  • Enterprise Analysis class library for spectral measurements, linear algebra, statistics, and curve fitting
  • Recommended for advanced data analysis applications
Windows Presentation Foundation Controls      
Windows Forms Controls      
3D Graph ActiveX Control    
Windows Presentation Foundation Mixed Graph Control    
Windows Presentation Foundation Writeable Graph Control    
ASP.NET Web Form Controls    
User Interface Network Variable Binding    
Analysis Class Library
Signal Generation Partial Partial  
Array and Numeric Operations    
Measurements Partial  
Filters Partial  
Signal Processing Partial  
Linear Algebra Partial  
Curve Fitting Partial  
Statistics Partial  
Special Functions  
Driver Class Libraries and APIs
NI-488.2 Class Library1      
NI-VISA Class Library1      
NI-DAQmx Class Library1      
Network Variable Class Library    
Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) Class Library    
DataSocket API    
Assistants and Wizards
Project Wizards      
Instrument Driver .NET Wizard      
Installer Builder    
Parameter Assistant    
DAQ Assistant    

1Included with the NI device driver software (does not require Measurement Studio). 

Debug and Deployment License for Measurement Studio

You can use the Measurement Studio debug deployment license to fix issues on an application or system that was previously created with one of the development licenses shown in the preceding table.

This debug and deployment license activates your edition of Measurement Studio Development System.


Debug and deployment licenses are sold as perpetual licenses that include a one-year Standard Service Program (SSP) agreement.