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Graphical Display

08/26/2016 6:59 PM

Hi - I need to use a Windows 10 tablet to display various real time measurements. I'd like to find a program that lets me set up a custom display that I can feed real time data to via USB or WIFI. I'm a hardware guy, not a software guy, but I'm reasonably capable with C / C++ and various h/w languages.

It seems like this should be something I can just buy and install on a tablet, configure graphs and gauges and readouts and feed data to it, but my internet searches always end up in piles of acronyms I don't recognize. Something like LabView but not horribly expensive or complicated.

Is there a real time data graphical display software for dummies?

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08/26/2016 7:03 PM

What you're looking for, I think, is termed a GUI builder.

https://www.google.com/?ion=1&espv=2#q=best%20gui%20builders

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08/26/2016 11:41 PM

If you have Visual Studio, there's this complimentary library you can download: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8c83d3c2-40be-476a-827e-40f65aac23bb

from:

A sampling of objects included in the library:

Depends on if you want to get or already have Visual Studio.

There are also GUI charts/dials/gauges/switches libraries for Python. Here's an article on them:

https://blog.modeanalytics.com/python-data-visualization-libraries/

A screenshot of the first page:

A good data search for me was "data visualization libraries".

Good luck!

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08/26/2016 11:54 PM

I just downloaded the software and started the demo. One part of the demo shows an air traffic control visualization that's pretty wild. I can't show the animation, but here's a snapshot of it:

The resolution that I ended up with doesn't give what was being shown on the screen justice.

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08/27/2016 12:57 PM

thanks!

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08/27/2016 1:01 PM

So my question about Visual Studio would be, if I create the program I want with it, can I them copy the executable over to a tablet and run it there?

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08/27/2016 3:39 PM

Yes, most definitely!

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09/08/2016 2:09 PM

Look at www.indusoft.com for the demo.

One advantage is that training is free. And the price is also quite competitive.

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