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.NET Component vs ActiveX Control Comparision Matrix

Automated Solutions offers two different lines of component driver products: .NET Component and ActiveX Control.

This table lists compatibility and capabilities of our component products and should help you choose the component technology that best meets your requirements.

 

= Supported

= Partially Supported (see note)

= Not Supported

 

ASComm.NET ActiveX Controls

Technology Platform

.NET

COM

Application Compatibility

Windows Forms

(32-bit only)

Console

Service

Web

WPF

(32-bit only)

Web Service

100% .NET Managed Code

Development Platforms

VB6

Visual C++ 6.0

VBA / MS Office

(32-bit only)

Visual Studio .NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

(32-bit only)

Runtime OS Compatibility

32-bit Windows

64-bit Windows

(Runs as 32-bit application under WOW64)

Build Targets

x86 (32-bit)

x64 (64-bit)

Any CPU (32 or 64-bit)

Features

Single Component / Multiple Drivers

Design-time Configuration

Runtime Configuration

Design-time Serialization

Runtime Serialization

Tag Database

Tag Optimization

Data Change Events

Device Transaction Control

Component

Your Code

Visual Design

Structured Data Support (Read/Write entire UDT/PDT)

Performance (Ethernet drivers)

Transaction Time (1 tag, measured*)

< 5 mSec

< 5 mSec

Transaction Time (10 symbolic tags, measured*)

< 5 mSec

~50 mSec

Transaction Time (50 discrete tags, measured*)

< 5 mSec

~250 mSec

Transaction Time (UDT/PDT with 10 fields, measured*)

< 5 mSec

~50 mSec

Tag Optimization

Development License

Full Development License (build on one PC, deploy to many PCs)

Single Machine License (build and run on single PC)

Runtime License

Runtime-free

(for qualified applications, refer to License Agreement) (for qualified applications, refer to License Agreement)

* Your results may vary depending on network conditions, controller response time, etc.