Automation plugins allow for custom actions to be created and executed by XIA Automation Server. Unlike the custom code task plugins are written externally to XIA Automation Server using Visual Studio and compiled into a dynamic linked library (dll).

  This section assumes you are proficient in .NET development and the use of Visual Studio.
For more information on Visual Studio please see the Microsoft site:

Automation Plugins

  • Run under the context and privileges of the XIA Automation Server service account.

  • Can modify the values of automation variables

  • Can be written in VB.NET or C#.NET