This file contains important information about Measurement Studio, including system requirements and installation instructions.
Measurement Studio is an integrated suite of tools, controls, and class libraries designed to help developers create measurement and automation Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Web Forms applications using Microsoft .NET technologies.
Measurement Studio 2019 has the following requirements:
In addition, Measurement Studio 2019 recommends the following:
Measurement Studio 2019 supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
Note In 2016, Measurement Studio dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. Measurement Studio 2019 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Measurement Studio 2019 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Measurement Studio 2019, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.
Note Support for Windows 32-bit operating systems may require disabling physical address extension (PAE). To learn how this might affect your system and what actions you might need to take, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code PAESupport.
NI automates Measurement Studio installation using NI Package Manager. If you do not already have NI software installed, Measurement Studio 2019 installs NI Package Manager to handle the installation of your NI software. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
NationalInstruments.Common.dlluses a publisher policy file to redirect applications to always use the newest version of
NationalInstruments.Common.dllinstalled on the system. National Instruments exerts extra effort to ensure that
NationalInstruments.Common.dllis backward-compatible so that applications built against prior versions of Measurement Studio continue to work as expected.
To use .NET class libraries that interface to National Instruments device drivers, you must install the underlying device drivers in addition to the .NET class libraries. You can run the underlying device driver installers using the installation media included with Measurement Studio or you can download the device driver from ni.com. Refer to National Instruments .NET Driver Support for information on what drivers are supported for each version of the .NET Framework and the download location of the installer files.
Measurement Studio 2019 includes the following new features.
Note Measurement Studio 2019 f1 contains support for Visual Studio 2019. Use NI Package Manager to ensure that you have the most recent version of Measurement Studio. You can access NI Package Manager by selecting National Instruments»NI Package Manager in the Windows Start menu.
Refer to the New Features in Measurement Studio 2019 topic in the installed Measurement Studio Help for more information on enhancements to Measurement Studio. You can access the Measurement Studio Help from within Visual Studio by selecting Measurement Studio Help from within the Measurement Studio menu.
Refer to Measurement Studio Release Information for a list of incompatibilities introduced in Measurement Studio 2019.
Refer to Measurement Studio Release Information for a for an up-to-date list of known issues in Measurement Studio 2019.
Refer to Measurement Studio Release Information for a list of bugs fixed in Measurement Studio 2019.
You can access the Measurement Studio Help from within Visual Studio by selecting Measurement Studio Help from within the Measurement Studio menu.
Select Measurement Studio Examples from within the Measurement Studio menu in Visual Studio to launch the directory containing Measurement Studio example code projects.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses a version of Microsoft .NET that is not already installed on the system, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
If you do not activate Measurement Studio during installation, you can activate after you install. To activate after you install:
After launching NI License Manager, you can use one of the following methods to activate Measurement Studio:
The first time you use a Measurement Studio licensed component, a dialog box appears to confirm your license activation.
For general license activation information, refer to ni.com/activate. Refer to ni.com/mstudio to purchase a Measurement Studio license. Contact a local National Instruments representative at ni.com/contact for more information or for questions about specific licensing needs.
Note NI LabWindows™/CVI™ is no longer included in the Measurement Studio Enterprise Edition. For more information, please contact customer service at 1-866-519-6285.
Note Activating the NI TestStand™ Debug Deployment license will activate the Measurement Studio Debug Deployment license.
National Instruments offers a variety of Measurement Studio licenses, with certain licensed features available for each license type: Standard Edition, Professional Edition, and Enterprise Edition. Refer to ni.com/mstudio for more information on Measurement Studio editions, and the Licensing Measurement Studio topic in the installed NI Measurement Studio Help for more information about licensing Measurement Studio.
Tip To move to a different Measurement Studio edition, you can activate the new edition by using NI License Manager. Launch NI License Manager from the National Instruments folder in the Start menu or from NI Launcher in Windows 8.1.
Measurement Studio supports concurrent licensing as part of a volume license agreement. If your software is a part of a Volume License Agreement (VLA), contact your VLA administrator for installation and activation instructions.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
NI will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:
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