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Support for Visual Studio 2017

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VC2017 is propably released when we get Measurement Studio 2017.. (Hopefully 2017.. ;-))


I have talked about this on the forums in the past, but I would like to second this!  Yes you can manually integrate, but it is messy and quite buggy.  Is having Measurement Studio used by Visual Studio users a priority to NI?  I would think the market for this could be large with the popularity of WPF.  Other small outfits have full integration almost before a new VS version is released.  It has been several years without proper VS integration now.


It would also be nice to integrate deployment through Visual Studio and not have to use the clunky NI installer builder.  I've ended up using the installer just to deploy the licenses, then I deploy my actual application/updates via Visual Studio onto that machine.


I agree.  Can someone from National Instruments weigh in on this?


I cannot find where MS2015 was ever integrated with VS2015.  It's 2017 now and Microsoft released VS2017 yesterday.  I'm not crossing my fingers on any of this.  I have some apps that acquire data from DAQmx devices and some that are stuck with "legacy" NI libraries.  


Will NI frameworks/libraries stay current with existing tooling?  I don't want to abandon my NI platforms, but outdated libraries, etc. are causing issues for me.


I keep checking for VS2015 support and it is coming up on two years since it was released.  I can't imagine how low it will be for VS2017 unless they skip VS2015 and jump to VS2017. In the past I think there was about a one year lag for support which I thought was long given all the prereleases.  I am beginning to question whether or not NI is going to continue support for Visual Studio.  I have been using VB.NET for years and it has been nice with the integrated driver support but I am starting to think about other options as I have doubts about NI commitment to Visual Studio.


Now is 2018. And still no support for Visual Studio 2017 from DAQmx and Measurement Studio!


So now that it is 2018 and no one from NI has replied to this forum I have to ask a new question.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a replacement to NI Measurement Studio that runs in Visual Studio 2017? My project has to migrate to  .NET 6 or greater this year therefore my company will probable not renew its NI License in 2018.


I spoke to an engineer who said they will likely release a new version in may 2019 for Measurements Studio.  We had the same concern - we were worried that they would stop support.  


I've used Measurement Studio 2015 with Visual Studio 2017 (by referencing the assemblies not with extensions, nor controls on designers)  and it works for us. 


I find it's quite disappointing the lack of support for Visual Studio 2017 from DAQmx, as well. 

NI Employee
Status changed to: Completed



I am please to announce that the beta for Measurement Studio 2019, which supports Visual Studio 2017, is now live! Please feel free to check out the NI Software Technology Preview forum here:


Note that you may need to apply for access to the NI Software Technology Preview through this page:


Thank you for your suggestion!



Collin D.
Software Product Manager

I get an access denied warning for that link.  



NI Employee

Sorry blamarche! I forgot to include instructions on how to apply for access to the NI Software Technology Preview forum. Thank you for letting me know!

Collin D.
Software Product Manager