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Hello Everyone, I have a new project that would require me to integrate a V130 PLC into an existing .NET application. Basically I'll need to send a "recipe" to the PLC. This will involve setting a series of values (via serial) to a mix of MB's, and MI's. Then the PLC will run autonomously sending status information, and the .NET application will go into a listener mode and simply act as a terminal. So I'm kicking around the best method to do this, and would appreciate any advice on which would be the best method to go forward: Ideally I'd prefer to use the .NET driver, but I'm not sure it's best suited... Does the .NET driver support events? I would image this would require setting the .net driver off on a thread that simply polls a MB or series of MB's for a state change. The obvious approach is that I could use the PCOM protocol, but that would require a fair amount of coding, over the .NET driver. Another approach would be to simply use the protocol scan and send functions in visilogic and establish my own simple protocol for the back and forth. Are there any others options that would be well suited? Please note, I'd prefer to leave the system as it is today (PC <--(RS-232) ---> PLC). Any thoughts would be appreciated.