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Platforms for OPC development

Two major development platforms are supported by QuickOPC for OPC coding:

.NET: Target Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher, on Windows desktop and server operating systems. Typically, you will use Visual Studio 2012, 2013 or 2015.

COM: Use any tool capable of acting as OLE automation controller.

Operating Systems

QuickOPC, as an OPC client, works on Microsoft Windows. The OPC server you are connecting to, however, can run on any operating system or platform, as long as it exposes the right communication interfaces. This is especially common with OPC Unified Architecture servers; many of them run on Linux, or various embedded devices and systems.

Supported operating systems range from Windows Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows 8.1 with Update, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows operating systems are supported.

Note that while QuickOPC requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later, in some cases it does not have to be specifically installed, because

  • .NET Framework 4.6 is included in Windows 10.