what other tools instead of Visual Studio I can use to work with PI AF SDK?
Visual studio IDE(Integrated Development environment) is just a code editor and you can use any code editor which supports .Net programming languages. If you want to code on any OS you can Visual Studio code which is similar to Visual Studio IDE. Visual Studio supports most of .Net languages and has in built intellisense makes it easier to code. You can reference AF SDK dll and call in your functional or method accordingly.
Lal Babu Shaik
PI AF SDK is not compatible with Visual Studio Code as VS Code is based on .NET Core whereas PI AF SDK requires the more feature rich .NET framework. There are free C# editors available. Then again Visual Studio 2017 Express is free also.
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