About vsTASKER

What is vsTASKER

vsTASKER is a white box synthetic environment for real-time simulation. It is a framework and development toolkit for all kind of time stepped simulations.

It is divided into two parts:

  • The design environment, called GUI, which provides all tools and features to define a simulation project. It includes mapping capabilities (GIS), terrain elevation, state machine, grafcets, object oriented components and entities to be dropped on the terrain.
  • The simulation engine, called SIM, which is built by Visual Studio from the GUI generated code and vsTASKER libraries. The SIM engine is license free and can be deployed without constraint.

Installation Problems

Dongle Problems

1. Dongle not recognized
This is typically the case when driver is missing, not yet installed or conflicting with another one. In such case, remove the driver and reinstall it.

2. Removing the KeyLock Driver
Go to Start::Programs::vsTASKER::Licensing::Usb Dongle
Select: uninstall
Press: Begin Uninstall
Reboot then, re-install the driver!

3. Conflict with Pitch Dongle
If you are using Pitch Dongle, please, refer to the following documentation:

vsTASKER Issues

Application exits just after start

On Windows 10 (but not only), if the registry cannot be accessed for writing, vsTASKER will exit and this is a normal (license protection) behavior.
Make sure to run vsTASKER GUI in Administrative mode.

Method 1: Right click the vsTASKER icon on the Desktop and choose “Run as Administrator”
Method 2: Right click the vsTASKER icon, then Properties::Advanced… and check the option box “Run as Administrator”
How to change the theme

In vsTASKER, select Tools::Preferences::Systems then Forms, and in Application Skin box, choose Dark Theme for the default v7 theme or Light Theme for the previous version Windows theme.
Save and restart vsTASKER.

Weird coloring in text editors

This can happen when you just change the theme. To fix this, just go to Tools::Preferences::System then Editors, and in Source Code panel, click Reset and Save.