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Console Application Example

Hey,

I was wondering if anyone had an example of using the EZ SDK via a console application? All the samples are full on WinForm apps, where as I would just like to create a simple console app. The problem being, it seems all connections in the WinForms apps are using the EZB_Connect user control, which doesn't work inside a console app.

Has anybody got any examples of using the SDK in a console app?

Many thanks

Matt

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#1  
EZB_Connect is just your basic serial port connection. I use it cause its easier and quicker then defining a serial port and all its parameters. You can probably call, define, a new instance of EZB_connect with in the code

EZ_B.EZB_Connect newPort = new EZ_B.EZB_Connect();
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#2  
I think I may have found the solution, it looks like you can do something along these lines:

var ezb = new EZ_B.EZB();
ezb.Connect(selectedComPort);
// Wait for it to connect
// Do your thing
ezb.Disconnect();

I do seem to get some warnings though about DIrectX attempting managed execution inside OS Loader lock. Does this sound normal?

Cheers

Matt
#3  
Yes you have to disable load locker on your projects. The option should be located under build : restrictions uncheck the ability for this.
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#4  
Awesome, thanks for the help.

Could really do with getting this info on the SDK documentation page I would say as it wasn't straight forward getting up and running. After doing the following though, everything seems to be set:

1: Make sure DirectX is up to date (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35)
2: Download the SDK and store the files in a memorable place
3: Create a new visual studio project
4: Make sure it's set to use .NET 3.5
5: Make sure it's set to compile to x86
6: Disable LoaderLock warnings (http://harriyott.com/2006/08/loaderlock-was-detected.aspx)

Anywho, time to go play:)
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#5  
@mattBrailsFord, glad to hear you got it figured out:) The SDK ZIP file contains a README.TXT with those instructions:)
#6  
DJ had something up for it before but things got shifted around since EZ-Robot took off.
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#7  
Haha, you are absolutely right, it was all there in the readme. Lol, typical guy, never wants to read the instructions:)