Using the Measurement Studio Help
Measurement Studio 2012 for Visual Studio 2010 Help
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The Measurement Studio help contains both introductory and advanced topics, including:
Integrated Help—Conceptual help, function reference, and walkthroughs
Additional Help—Getting started guide, release notes, readme, and hierarchy chart
Online Help—The Measurement Studio Web site, KnowledgeBase articles, and Developer Zone on ni.com, which includes example programs, tutorials, and discussions forums
Introduction to .NET
If you are new to .NET development, there are several resources available on the Microsoft Web site to explain the Visual Studio environment and the .NET Framework:
The Measurement Studio conceptual help, function reference, and walkthroughs are fully integrated into the Visual Studio Help and are available by selecting Help on the Visual Studio toolbar.
Tips for Working with Integrated Help
If you choose to view the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 help online, the help viewer launches the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site, which does not include the NI Measurement Studio Help. To view the Measurement Studio help, select
Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Measurement Studio 2010 for Visual Studio 2010»Measurement Studio Documentation.
At page load time, Measurement Studio dynamically filters documentation based on the components or edition you have installed. If you copy and paste dynamically filtered help content into a text editor, such as Microsoft Word, you may see content that applies to components not installed on your machine.
Getting Started with Measurement Studio—Refer to this document to learn about Measurement Studio concepts, controls, and features. To view the Getting Started with Measurement Studio guide, select
Start»All Programs»National Instruments»<Measurement Studio>»Getting Started with Measurement Studio.
Measurement Studio Release Notes—Refer to this document for installation requirements, deployment requirements, installation instructions, information about new features and functionality, and resources. To view the Measurement Studio Release Notes, select
Start»All Programs»National Instruments»<Measurement Studio>»Release Notes.
Readme—Refer to this document for installation requirements and instructions, information about new features, and information about fixed bugs and known issues. From the Windows Start menu, select
Start»All Programs»National Instruments»<Measurement Studio>»Readme.
Hierarchy Chart—Refer to the Measurement Studio .NET Class Hierarchy Chart for an overview of class relationships within class libraries. The Measurement Studio .NET Class Hierarchy Chart is included with all Measurement Studio editions and is posted online at ni.com/manuals.
Refer to the following online resources for more information about Measurement Studio:
Use the Measurement Studio Web site to find the latest Measurement Studio news, support, downloads, evaluation software, and videos.
Use National Instruments KnowledgeBase to browse common questions and answers, with illustrations and step-by-step instructions.
Use NI Developer Zone to access to the latest online example programs, tutorials, and technical news. Here you also find the Developer Exchange, where you can share code and participate in discussion forums with a community of developers ready to share their techniques. You can also access all Knowledge Base articles relating to NI software. Examples of available tutorials include: