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Platforms for OPC development

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

.NET Framework: Target Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 or higher, on Windows desktop and server operating systems. Typically, you will use Visual Studio.

.NET Standard: Target Microsoft .NET Core 2.0.5 or higher, on Linux and Microsoft Windows systems. Typically, you will use Visual Studio 2017, .NET Core CLI Tools, JetBrains Rider, or Visual Studio Code for the development.

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

Some features may not be available on specific platforms: more details.

.NET Framework

Note that while QuickOPC requires .NET Framework 4.6.2 or later, in some cases it does not have to be specifically installed, because

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 is included with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and Windows Server 2016.
  • .NET Framework 4.7 is included with Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • .NET Framework 4.7.1 is included with Windows Server version 1709.


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Footnote & required disclosure: QuickOPC (including its Options) is a software development kit (SDK) for development of OPC clients. Installing QuickOPC or its Options does not change system settings.