Top 10 Reasons to Choose .NET for Custom OPC Application Development

Oct. 24, 2008
What’s the best tool to use to develop custom software applications for your automation strategy? Software Toolbox outlines the top 10 reasons to choose Microsoft’s Visual Studio .NET platform.
When it comes to custom Industrial Software development, let’s face it, you have a lot of options available.
  • Which programming language do you want to use?
  • Which development environment (IDE) do you want to create your applications with?
  • What kind of application(s) do you want to create? Do you go for Windows Forms, Web Pages, Web Services, Mobile applications, or even use a Scripting language for producing Shell-scripts, or some/all of the above?
  • Once you’ve created your masterpiece, how do you test it? How do you maintain and deploy it?
With this large number of questions there is, thankfully, one easy answer: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005/2008.This single tool answers the afore-mentioned questions.
  • Multiple development languages are supported: VB6, VB.NET, C#, C++, J#, Scripting
  • Multiple platforms supported: Winforms, WebForms, Services, Mobile, Console, Scripts
  • Advanced debugging capabilities and unit-testing features built into the development environment
  • ClickOnce deployment, otherwise known as SmartClient technology makes deployment easy
If you’re interested in creating industrial software, then download a new whitepaper from Software Toolbox to learn the top 10 benefits as to why you should seriously consider building it with Visual Studio .NET. (See link below.)This paper is intended for developers, and software designers, basically, anybody who will be involved throughout the software development process. Here’s a sample…Reason #1 - Visual Studio.NET Express is FREE!When is FREE software ever bad? Only when that software is of no value or when there is no support for it! But Visual Studio.NET is an invaluable asset that is worthy of any programmers toolbox. Equipped with all the bells and whistles of a fully-fledged development environment you can download the version that best fits your needs, be it VB.NET, C# or just for web-development. Download the complimentary white paper from Software Toolbox and learn the other nine reasons. Click HereTo learn more about Software Toolbox visit

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