The BusTools/1553-API can be used with many platforms and environments. This document describes how to use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (C++) to set up a very simple Win32 console application project using the BusTools/1553-API. This will enable you to use the Visual Studio .NET 2003 IDE to develop C/C++ programs with the 1553 API. More information on using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/using Note: The Microsoft .NET framework is not supported by Abaco APIs. More information on the Microsoft .NET framework can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/technologyinfo/overview/default.aspx This Application Note assumes a basic knowledge of 1553. For information on the MIL-STD-1553 protocol refer to the “MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial” document available from Abaco Systems. Additional information can also be found in MIL-HDBK-1553A.