Is there a better one when it comes to customised .NET application drivers?

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    Alfred HolmesAlfred Holmes
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    Hi all,

    Following up on the .NET application drivers, which one is the best in your opinion? If they have their own merits, what are those merits?

    I came across ASComm.NET “https://automatedsolutions.com/products/dotnet/ascomm/”, REACT.NET “https://react-css.com/allen-bradley-drivers/” and INGEARS “https://ingeardrivers.com/products/net-products/netlogix/”. Maybe there are more, you can enlighten me on that as well.

    Looking forward to your advice.

    Cheers,

    Alfred

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    Fred GrahamFred Graham
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    Hi Alfred and welcome to the forums!

    I’ve only ever used myself the InGear drivers and I must say they are extremely fast and reliable for data exchange. In fact I’ve done a YouTube series on their use with C# and .NET that you can check out here. Hope that helps and if you have any further questions feel free.

    Fred

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    Alfred HolmesAlfred Holmes
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    Hi Fred,

    Thank you for the information.

    Yes, I have watched that actually. It is a really informative and well-organized training video series.

    Cheers,

    Alfred

     

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    John C JonesJohn C Jones
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    Back in the day, I first used InGear ActiveX control for the GE line of controls which was a serial control. Then it was the Ethernet control from InGear. It was developed using VB 6.0 with the Win32 API. Then moved on to VB.Net and also used the InGear net control, and the ActiveX control also. Years later developed an application using the ASComm.net object.

    My personal preference is ASComm.net. The visual setup is easy. Declare all your tags and locations in one place and call them in your code. The object polling response is fast. The app was reading and writing to three GE 90-30 PLC’s with the 372 CPU’s. Still running today. Hardware was an Axiom Industrial PC running Win7.

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    Alfred HolmesAlfred Holmes
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    Hi John,

    Thank you for the valuable info. I will definitely look into this.

    Cheers,

    Alfred

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