To improve users' experience when they combine drivers and other software from various
vendors, it is important to have some key software components common to all implementations.
In order to accomplish this, the IVI Foundation provides a standard set of shared
components that must be used by all compliant drivers and ancillary software. These
components provide services to drivers and driver clients that need to be common
to all drivers, for instance, the administration of system-wide configuration.
Generally, these components are provided to end customers along with IVI drivers
and other software tools they acquire from various vendors. Customers acquiring
the IVI Shared Components this way generally receive support directly from those
vendors. The components are also available via the links below, however no customer
support is provided by the IVI Foundation.
IVI Shared Components
The IVI Shared Components are required for use or development of IVI-COM, IVI-C, or IVI.NET drivers.
The IVI Shared Components require .NET Framework version 2.0 or greater.
IVI.NET Shared Components
The IVI.NET Shared Components are required for use or development of IVI.NET drivers.
The IVI Shared Components 2.0.0 or greater (links above) must be installed before installing the IVI.NET Shared Components.
The IVI.NET Shared Components require .NET Framework version 2.0 or greater.
VISA and VISA.NET Shared Components
VISA and VISA.NET Shared Components install common components needed to provided consistency across VISA implementations from multiple vendors. These installers are not available on this
download page because they are distributed as part of a vendor's installer for its VISA implementation. Please contact a vendor directly if you wish to use these installers separately.