This document is part of the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx Series.The NI Getting Started with NI-DAQmx Series is aimed at helping you learn NI-DAQmx programming fundamentals. Through video and text tutorials, this series will take you from verifying your device's operation in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to programming data acquisition applications using LabVIEW. It is intended for both the beginner who wants to learn how to use the DAQ Assistant, as well as the experienced user who wishes to take advantage of advanced NI-DAQmx functionality.This tutorial explains how to use the DAQ Assistant to quickly develop and deploy a Visual Studio application that uses data acquisition and Measurement Studio. The DAQ Assistant is an easy-to-use graphical interface for configuring measurement tasks and channels and for customizing timing, triggering, and scales without programming. Using the DAQ Assistant, you can configure a measurement task for all of your data acquisition applications and then generate code to configure and use the task in your application program.
To use this tutorial, you must have the following software and hardware installed on your system:
Refer to the DAQ Quick Start Guide and the device documentation for information about installing and configuring the software and hardware.
To set up the project:
The Measurement Studio DAQ Application Wizard automatically sets up your data acquisition project and launches the DAQ Assistant.
To configure your task:
Note: You can also use simulation in this walkthrough. For more information, refer to Creating NI-DAQmx Simulated Devices in the Measurement & Automation Explorer Help for NI-DAQmx.
To create a custom user interface for the task
The wizard also generates event handlers and code to acquire data and present it on your generated user interface.
Visual Studio 2010 or 2012:
Visual Studio 2005 or 2008:
To learn more about tasks, channels, and other NI-DAQmx concepts, refer to the NI-DAQmx Help located at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI-DAQ»NI-DAQmx Help.
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