Good afternoon Roy,
Thank you for posting to the NI Discussion Forums – unfortunately, I will not be able to open the manual and find the exact function to use, but if you tell me which function you wish to use to have the data returned, I would be more than happy to give you suggestions on how to structure your program to use that data.
Sorry I can’t be more specific at this time – let me know if you have any additional information you can provide us.
I’d like to help, but the link above to the manual is broken. Also, generally we (NI Applications Engineers) don’t provide support on code/interfaces written by external companies. I’d be happy to help you with how to generally make the ActiveX calls, but generally the investigation in to which functions to use and how to use them are up to the users to implement, and the manufacturer to support. However, one great strategy to use is to look at all available examples you can find. Most of the ActiveX example programs you find will be written in other programming languages (such as C++, C# or VB), but converting these to LabVIEW calls is often much easier if you have something to work with. The calls in LabVIEW will follow the same sequence as the ones in the corresponding example, and the functions should populate with a list when using the invoke nodes much like “auto complete” works in the text-based programming language platforms such as MSVC++, etc…
Best of luck with your application, if you encounter problems on the way, I’ll do my best to help but we generally can’t provide too much help with the functionality of the external interface itself.
Thanks again for posting, and have a great weekend!