Do I Need NI-VISA or NI-488.2 Runtime for Build

Updated Jan 7, 2019

Issue Details

When building application with GPIB communication, do I need VISA or 488.2 Run-Time?

Solution

It depends how the communication is done.
  • If you use functions from VISA palette (Instrument I/O > VISA) you need to have NI-VISA and NI-488.2 Runtime in build (Build Properties > Additional Installers).
  • If you use GPIB functions (Instrument I/O > GPIB) you need just NI-488.2 Runtime in build (Build Properties > Additional Installers).

Additional Information

NI-VISA Runtime is overlapping many other drivers, like GPIB, Serial, Ethernet etc.

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