Installing NI System Configuration .NET Examples

Updated Oct 30, 2023

Reported In


  • System Configuration

Programming Language

  • C# .NET
  • Visual Basic .NET

Issue Details

Can I use NI System Configuration with .NET? Where do I find the examples for .NET?


The .NET examples for the NI System Configuration get installed with version 18.5 and older. If you are using a newer version of the NI System Configuration, the workaround is to install the examples for the 18.5 version.
  • If using the NI System Configuration 18.5: To install the support for .NET, choose to install .NET Support under “Application Development Support” as shown below:

  • If using the NI System Configuration 19.0 or newer follow these steps to install the examples:
  1. Download System Configuration 18.5.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file.
  3. In the extracted folder, navigate to the folder that contains the DotNET installer (e.g. .\<Folder>\Products\NISysCfg_VS2012)
  4. Run nisyscfg_dotnet_vs2012.msi
  • The project examples are located at the following path: C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\MStudioVS2012\DotNET\Examples\SystemConfiguration

Additional Information

The .NET System Configuration API Help files are located at the two following locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\MeasurementStudioVS2010\Help\NINETSysCfg_helpcontentsetup.msha
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\MeasurementStudioVS2012\Help\NINETSysCfg_helpcontentsetup.msha

To install the help in Visual Studio:

  1. Open Visual Studio.
  2. Select Help >> Add and Remove Help Content. If this option is not available then you need to install the Help Viewer by following these instructions: Microsoft Help Viewer installation.
  3. Follow the instructions in Install and Manage Local Content using Help Viewer and point to the appropriate NINETSysCfg_helpcontentsetup.msha listed in the section above.