Required OpticStudio version and language for using ZOS-API

This article gives a quick overview of the most used .NET or .COM capable languages to communicate with ZOS-API.

Authored By Sandrine Auriol

Which version of OpticStudio supports ZOS-API?

ZOS-API is available since OpticStudio 15.

More and more functionalities are being added to ZOS-API.

Which tool, program can connect to ZOS-API?

The ZOS-API can be used with any .NET-capable language or any .COM-capable language. For more information about the connection, consult the built-in Help File under The Programming Tab…About the ZOS-API…Get Connected…

Here is a non-exhaustive list of the programs that can interact with ZOS-API:

Language

.NET

.COM

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C#

X

 

 

C++

 

X

 

Matlab

X

 

From our experience, any Matlab versions above 2015 can access .NET libraries.  For more information, see https://uk.mathworks.com/help/matlab/using-net-libraries-in-matlab.html

Mathematica

X

 

For more information, see https://reference.wolfram.com/language/NETLink/tutorial/Overview.html

Python

X

X

Python has both options but using directly .NET is recommended.

For more information, see Getting started with Python

Excel VBA

 

X

 

 

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