What is SoftWIRE?
SoftWIRE is a graphical programming extension to
Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET which allows you to create
data acquisition applications in minutes without having to
learn a programming language. Graphical programming greatly
simplifies the development of data acquisation applications.
By using intuitive GUI controls in an Icon and Wire design
editor, SoftWIRE users can quickly create powerful data
acquisition applications without having to write code.
If you are an occupational
programmer (one who has to write some programs to get his
job done, but does not program as a primary job function) or
a non-programmer, SoftWIRE is the data acquisition
programming tool you have been waiting for. New
SoftWIRE 6.0 offers over
250 controls, including over 100 new analysis
controls, but still features the same simple, intuitive
“flowchart” application designer.
SoftWIRE is 100% Microsoft .NET compliant; data acquisition
projects can be graphical only, graphical plus code, and
graphical plus code plus any other Visual Studio library,
DLL or .NET component or control.
The SoftWIRE Editor is a design area where you construct
data flow diagrams that represent the flow of data and
control with Icons and Wires. Icons are powerful .NET
components and controls that contain functions written in
C#. The SoftWIRE controls are all written in Managed Code
and may be used in SoftWIRE or any .NET program. The wires
are also .NET components written in Managed Code.
SoftWIRE data acquisition projects can be constructed
purely from SoftWIRE controls and wires, or may include code
you write and .NET components or controls from other
vendors. Because SoftWIRE is an extension of Visual Studio
.NET, your SoftWIRE projects can employ any powerful .NET
features available to VB.NET or C#.NET programmers.