To add the OPC Alarm.NET component to your Visual Studio.NET development systems select View-Toolbox from within Visual Studio.NET.
Right-Click on the Toolbox and select Add/Remove Items.
Select OPCAlarmControl from the .NET Framework Components.
You are now ready to add the OPC Alarm.NET component to your Visual Studio Forms to develop unlimited numbers of applications for local and remote connections to OPC Systems Services with a valid OPC Alarm.NET license.
Use the OPC Alarm.NET Properties to setup the Alarm Window attributes such as filters, nodes, and columns. By default the Alarm Window is ready to receive alarms from the localhost Service.
Set the ConfigurationFile property to a proper file path with the extension .alarm if you desire to save on-line changes for each user. If you leave this property blank the window setup is saved with your application, but on-line changes for each operator are not retentive.