Trend applications can be developed for standard Windows WinForm applications, Window Presentation Foundation applications, or web applications.
Windows WinForm Trending applications are the most compatible with operating systems ranging from Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, and Windows 7.
WPF Trending applications provide the best user experience to got with your WPF HMI application for Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
Web Trending applications provide user interfaces for smartphones like the iPhone and Droid cell phones, and for non-Windows operating systems like the iPad.
You can also use OPC Trend.NET in the OPC Trends and Alarms container without using Visual Studio if you prefer not to create any applications.
The OPC Trend.NET component can be integrated directly into any .NET container, most commonly Visual Studio.NET. or the OPC Trends and Alarms container.
The OPC Trend ActiveX control can be integrated directly into any ActiveX container, most commonly HMI graphic applications or Visual Studio 6.0. Refer to Configure Trend ActiveX section of Quick Start for an example if you need to use trending in an old Visual Studio 6.0 application.
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