Reply To: Communication of Allen Bradley PLC and Visual Studio C#

AdminFred Graham
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Hi Seta, great! Just a small detail, there is no MicroLogix5000, it’s either a full blown ControlLogix or a CompactLogix (RSLogix5000). If you are in fact using a MicroLogix (RSLogix 500 platform) it requires the ABLink.NET driver package. Please ensure you clarify your controller type before purchasing the InGear drivers.

Whatever controller you buy, I would recommend it supports Ethernet for ease of connectivity. The other tip (if your using RSLogix5000 platform) is to ensure the syntax of your tags are correct (i.e., Controller versus Program scoped tags).

I’m excited for you…this is fun stuff! Let me know if you get stuck.