CODESYS TargetVisu

Control and Visualization on one Device

Visualization screens created in CODESYS can be displayed on a controller equipped with the CODESYS TargetVisu without needing any additional hardware. The screens are displayed directly on the internal or external display of the device.


  • Optional extension of a CODESYS controller for displaying user interfaces/visualization screens (additional product component)
  • Extension can only be implemented by the device manufacturer, customization of the CODESYS Control runtime system required
  • The product component is platform independent ⇒ can be ported to different system platforms (CPU, graphics processor, graphics library, operating system)
  • Reference implementations available under Microsoft Windows, Linux® and QNX®
  • Version for small systems without graphics library, low system resources and reduced functionality: CODESYS TargetVisu Embedded
  • Controller application functions, properties and methods can directly be called from the visualization elements
  • Alternative to the implementation on your own controllers: Use of SoftPLC systems from the CODESYS Store, which offer an optional licensing of the CODESYS TargetVisu.

How to use the CODESYS TargetVisu

  • Create an object “TargetVisualization” in the visualization manager
  • Define the starting object of the visualization
  • Automatic download of the visualizations/operating screens together with the compiled controller application as well as display on the controller once the PLC has been started


  • You are a system integrator or a user in the machine/plant construction sector or the like:
    Use a controller with CODESYS TargetVisu. Millions of CODESYS-compatible single devices and over 1,000 different device types from more than 500 manufacturers offer you a large range of hardware for your automation projects. CODESYS Inside offers a selection of manufacturers that offer CODESYS-compatible devices. Alternatively use SoftPLC systems for standard device platforms from the CODESYS Store. For some platforms, CODESYS TargetVisu can be licensed as an additional option.
  • You are a manufacturer of programmable devices:
    Purchase the CODESYS TargetVisu Toolkit or the CODESYS TargetVisu Embedded Toolkit to implement the visualization client on your controller.
  • For more information or an offer please contact our sales department under

Screenshots and Examples

CODESYS brochures and information material

CODESYS - One software. All applications. Your Automation Solution.
Version: 11/2021
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CODESYS - One software. Any field of application. Your automation platform.
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Various suppliers present CODESYS-compatible devices and exciting solutions that can be useful for your automation tasks. (Only available in german language.)
Version: 11/2022
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