Why use EDICTvb.Net?

EDICTvb.Net allows you to read and write data to one or more PI Servers with minimal effort. You simply enter the logic in a VB.Net-like syntax using the PI tag names directly in your equations.

Normally, you would use a programming language (such as C, C++, C#, or Visual Basic) and underlying PI calls to develop such equations. Using EDICTvb.Net, you only need to provide minimal information for the equation including:

The above information is stored in one or more text files called EDICTvb.Net libraries. Once you have provided this information in a library, EDICTvb.Net builds a compiled Visual Basic .NET executable that will perform the calculations and output the results to PI tags on the PI Server.

EDICTvb.Net will dramatically cut your development time and easily allows non-programmers to create complex calculations that read and write PI data.

Standardizing: EDICTvb.Net gives you a standard method for

Advantages: Using EDICTvb.Net offers many advantages:

Because you can easily move data into and out of one or more PI Servers, EDICTvb.Net can be used to quickly create interfaces to/from/between PI Servers and other data sources (relational databases, etc).

EDICTvb.Net and Visual Basic.Net

Exele’s calculation products do not require Visual Studio/Visual Basic.Net to build calculations, although certain functions may require it (i.e. creating user functions, Visual Studio debugging). If you require Visual Studio , we support most versions including the free “Express” versions available from Microsoft.

Because EDICTvb.Net creates .Net calculation processes, you can take advantage of this rich framework within your equation logic.
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