The recently released Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the PI AF Client (including the PI AF SDK, PI System Explorer, and the PI AF Developer Tool) provides enhanced data access methods for PI AF Attributes and PI Points, as well as improvements for .NET based multithreaded applications to access PI System data. With this release, we have added two new namespaces to the PI AF SDK: OSIsoft.AF.Data and OSIsoft.AF.PI. The .Data namespace provides the rich data access (RDA) functions typically associated with PI Data via the PI SDK directly in PI AF Attributes utilizing the PI AF SDK. In addition, in conjunction with the .PI namespace, it is now possible to directly access PI Data through these same mechanisms, even when no pre-defined assets have been defined. With these improvements, .NET 4 based applications can utilize a single SDK to not only access PI AF objects, but to PI Server data as well.
In this webinar, we provide an overview of the CTP, provide some examples on how to leverage the new features, and discuss the future roadmap.
- Chris Manhard, OSIsoft Software Engineering Group Leader
- Stephen Kwan , OSIsoft Product Manager
- Mathieu Hamel, OSIsoft vCampus Team Member