When you hear the term "OPC client", you may initially think of off-the-shelf HMI or SCADA applications. However, it's common in enterprises across most industries for there to be other custom developed software applications that could benefit from access to OPC process data. Or perhaps there is a new custom application you're working on that needs to access OPC process data. The question, then, is how to enable those applications as OPC clients.
In Part 1 of our series on How to Develop Custom OPC Clients, we will cover step-by-step how to use no-code techniques to bind production data to various types of user interface elements for reading, or writing, or both to build a basic OPC client application in Visual Studio.NET.