Developer Samples & Sources

The ASCOM Platform 6 contains developer templates for Visual Studio and all types of drivers in both C#.NET and VisualBasic.NET. If you're developing a driver using VS.NET, it is strongly recommended that you use the relevant template. The Platform also contains an interface toolkit for astronomy software developers who want to use drivers from .NET.

Using the ASCOM Interfaces from Java
DownloadJava sources showing how to use ASCOM from the Java language. Requires the JACOB COM to Java Bridge. This is a Java source file contained in a zip archive. Thanks to Nicolās de Hilster for this contribution.
Using the ASCOM .NET Client Toolkit from C#
DownloadA Visual Studio C# project that shows how to use the ASCOM .NET Client Toolkit. This is a console application which contains code that access each type of driver, using the chooser and pre-selecting the simulator for each. Some info is printed out to the console window.
ASCOM Video Reference Client in C# by Video Standard Author (external link)
DownloadC# client reference implementation for using video via ACSCOM and some anecdotal info on the 2 year development of this new ASCOM Standard and tools.