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How to catch an event when USB device is plug-ed / unplug-ed?

I want to register for an event that is generated when user unplugs / plugs USB device into PC. I saw solutions in other languages like Delphi and C++ but cannot find a way in Labview...

I don't want to check for devices in a loop, I want to have event generated automatically when this happens.

 

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I suspect you will need to use a .NET event that calls a callback VI and have that VI send a user event to your events case.

 

I would start with this Stackoverflow thread:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26975946/detecting-usb-device-insertion-and-removal-in-c-sharp

And try to implement roughly what that person did in, but in LabVIEW using .NET nodes.  

 

This is likely the .NET class to use:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.management.managementeventwatcher?view=netframew...

 

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Any other hint or maybe even VI that does this?

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USB Event Wql Event.png

 

You'd have to fiddle a bit with the 'e' object to get useful info, but it's a start...

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What about continuously checking visa find resource results for changes?

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Thank you, but could you please save this two VIs in 2019 version? Thanks very much

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Thanks  wiebe@CARYA for the soultion, i was trying something similar but your solution works fine.

 

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