Using Core Libraries

The STK API consists of two major sub-systems: Connect and the STK Object Model.

Connect

Connect is a library of string commands for STK, originally designed to operate over a TCP/IP socket.

Advantages of Connect include:

Disadvantages of Connect include:

Object Model

The STK Object Model is an object-oriented interface to STK, built on Microsoft COM technology.

Advantages of the STK Object Model include:

Disadvantages of the STK Object Model include:

Choosing the Right Technology

The choice of Connect or Object Model should be driven by the requirements of the application and the needs of the developer. It is important to note, however, that this need not be an exclusive choice. Connect commands can be used in a COM application, side-by-side with Object Model code.

STK 11.2.1 Programming Interface