NI Unveils Microsoft Visual C# .NET Forum for Test and Measurement

5/25/2004 - National Instruments announced a comprehensive Microsoft Visual C# .NET forum and resources library for the test and measurement community. Through this online forum and library, engineers and scientists using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 can share code and development tips, network with other users and access a wide range of NI and user-developed resources to improve their Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET programming skills for test and measurement applications.

The Visual C# .NET forum and library, an extension of NI Developer Zone designed exclusively for engineers and scientists using Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET, offers information and resources to speed development in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Through the forum, developers using Visual Studio .NET can ask questions, find development tips and share sample code with colleagues. They can learn the easiest way to create custom plots and annotations and borders, and learn how to control switch modules and NI-DAQmx devices in Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET.

“Microsoft is pleased to see National Instruments offer a comprehensive forum and library for engineers and scientists using Visual Studio .NET,” said Dan Fernandez, product manager in the .NET Developer Product Management Group at Microsoft Corp. “National Instruments is providing developers with more information and resources on building the most robust and productive measurement and automation applications for our mutual customers.”

In the resources library, developers using Visual Studio .NET 2003 can sign up for relevant Web events, download online tutorials and read technical articles on reducing development time using Measurement Studio, a comprehensive suite of native classes and controls that simplifies I/O integration and user interface creation in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. The library also offers information on automatically creating instrument drivers for Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET and extending Measurement Studio .NET Framework-based class libraries for the most flexible and customized user interface, analysis and I/O applications. Readers can explore the Microsoft Visual C# .NET forum and library by visiting and entering exxjbt.

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is a technology pioneer and leader in virtual instrumentation – a revolutionary concept that has changed the way engineers and scientists approach measurement and automation. Leveraging the PC and its related technologies, virtual instrumentation increases productivity and lowers costs through easy-to-integrate software and modular hardware. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 3,100 employees and direct operations in 40 countries. In 2003, the company sold products to more than 25,000 companies in 90 countries. For the past five years, FORTUNE magazine named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers may obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, by sending e-mail to or by visiting

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