Using the Measurement Studio Network Variable .NET Library

Measurement Studio 2012 for Visual Studio 2010 Help

Edition Date: August 2012

Part Number: 372636F-01

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You use the NationalInstruments.NetworkVariable .NET class library to transfer live measurement data between applications over a network.

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Key Measurement Studio Network Variable .NET Library Features
Describes key features of the Network Variable .NET class library.
Migrating to Measurement Studio Network Variable From DataSocket
Describes the similarities and differences between the core functionality included in the Network Variable .NET class library and the DataSocket .NET class library.
Using OPC with the Measurement Studio Network Variable Class Library
Describes how to use Network Variable to exchange live measurement data with OPC (OLE for process control) servers over the network.
Using the Measurement Studio Network Variable Data Source in Web Forms
Describes how to use the Network Variable DataSource control to transfer live data between network variables and Web Forms controls.
Using the Measurement Studio Network Variable Data Source in Windows Forms
Describes how to use the Network Variable DataSource control to transfer live data between network variables and Windows Forms controls.
Using the Measurement Studio Network Variable .NET Library to Exchange Data with LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI
Describes the benefits of using network variable to exchange data between Measurement Studio, LabVIEW, and LabWindows/CVI. Also, describes how to exchange data between the environments.
Explicitly Creating Network Variables
Describes how to explicitly create network variables using ServerProcess, ServerProcessInfo, ServerVariable, and ServerVariableInfo.
Backing Up and Restoring Network Variables
Describes how to save network variable configurations to a file or to generate network variables from a file.
Comparing the Network Variable Browser Class and the Configuration Classes
Describes the differences between the Browser class and the configuration classes, ServerProcess, ServerProcessInfo, ServerVariable, and ServerVariableInfo. The topic also lists recommendations on when to use each class.
Deciding When To Use NetworkVariableWriter or NetworkVariableBufferedWriter
Describes the differences between the network variable writers and when to use each one.
Buffer Flushing Behavior of the Network Variable Class Libraries
Describes the behavior of the internal reader and writer buffer and how to manage the buffer in order to optimize the performance of your applications.
Type Safety in the Network Variable .NET Class Libraries
Describes how type safety works with reading and writing network variables.
Unicode Support in the Network Variable Class Library
Describes how the Network Variable class library converts .NET Unicode strings.
Tips for Working with Network Variable
Describes how to maximize performance and efficiency with your network variable applications.

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