It is not necessary to have Measurement Studio in order to communicate with DAQ cards in Visual Studio.
However, you must download the NI-DAQmx driver, as the .NET features are installed by the respective hardware driver installer. If you already have NI-DAQmx installed, refer to Modify NI Software in NI Package Manager to add .NET Development Support. If you don’t already have NI-DAQmx installed, follow the steps below.
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