QuickOPC User's Guide and Reference
Subscribing to Information (OPC Data)
Development Models > Imperative Programming Model > Imperative Programming Model for OPC Data (Classic and UA) > Subscribing to Information (OPC Data)

If your application needs to monitor changes of certain process value (OPC Classic item, OPC UA monitored item), it can subscribe to it, and receive notifications when the value changes. For performance reasons, this approach is preferred over repeatedly reading the item’s value (polling). Note that QuickOPC has internal optimizations which greatly reduce the negative effects of polling, however subscription is still preferred.

QuickOPC contains methods that allow you to subscribe to OPC Classic items or OPC UA monitored items, change the subscription parameters, and unsubscribe.

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