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How to use a third party automation server

I would like to use the methods of another application. The application exposes the methods through an automation server. How can I use this automation server in Labview?

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If you are using ActiveX you can use the Open Application Reference VI.  This returns a reference to a VI Server running on a specific computer.  You can also refer to the LabVIEW Help on using ActiveX controls.

 

Brandon Treece

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National Instruments

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Well, I am referring specifically to an application called RapidFET from FetCorp. The rapidFet probe is a box they sell that allows the user to access (SRIO) networks, "serial rapid IO". There is a large API with many methods that can used with SRIO and once you start the application I guess they run a automation server that exposes the methods for use in programs written in languages like visual basic, visual c++ and others; is that considered active x?

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ActiveX is a Microsoft communication protocol for communication between programs.  When you say that your application exposes the methods through an automation server, what do you mean?  What kind of server is being used?  You need to know how the methods are being exposed before you can access them.

 

Brandon Treece

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National Instruments

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