UsbAdc11SetInterval...... problems and UsbAdc11GetTimesAndV

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UsbAdc11SetInterval...... problems and UsbAdc11GetTimesAndV

Post by Seyi » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:51 pm

Thanks so far to all the programmers in the house, most expecially Mr. Mark I tried all he gave me and they worked excellently well. I have a few questions to ask programmatically.
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
public static extern uint UsbAdc11GetValue(short handle, int channel, uint value);
short a =(short) UsbAdc11MaxValue();
uint value = 0;
UsbAdc11GetValue(a, 5,value );

richTextBox1.Text = value.ToString();

do you think I aways have to use the out keyword just like the way it was done to the declaration bellow when I'm expecting any value from my logger card? i got 62062593 which i felt it is not correct because when i divided by maximum count and multiply by 25000(mv) it did not give me a required voltage.

public static extern BOOL UsbAdc11MaxValue(short handle, out ushort max);


public static extern long UsbAdc11SetInterval(short handle, long us_for_block,long halfburffer, short channels, short no_of_channel);

public static extern ulong UsbAdc11GetTimesAndValues (short handle, long[] times,ushort[] values,long no_of_values);

public static extern short UsbAdc11Run(short handle, long no_of_values,short method);
int i;
long actual;
short[] channels ={ 1, 3 };
short no_of_channels = 2;

Console.WriteLine("Collect block immediate....\n");
Console.WriteLine(" press any key to start\n");

short opened = UsbAdc11OpenUnit();
g_handle = opened;
// trigger dis disabled
UsbAdc11SetTrigger(g_handle, FALE, FALE, 0, 1, FALE, 0, 0);
//actual is E-10^6
actual = UsbAdc11SetInterval(g_handle, 100000, 500000, channels[0], 1);

// double no_of_sample = BUFFER_SIZE * 5000 / actual;

UsbAdc11Run(g_handle, BUFFER_SIZE, 1);

while (UsbAdc11Ready(g_handle) == 0)
AutoResetEvent autoEvent = new AutoResetEvent(false);
// autoEvent.WaitOne();
autoEvent.WaitOne(5000, false);


UsbAdc11GetTimesAndValues(opened, times , values, BUFFER_SIZE);

Console.WriteLine("\n ALL THE READINGS\n");

foreach (int t in values)
Console.WriteLine("\n{0}}", times.Length);

its not giving me any value, it complains about the parameter signature ,sometimes about the memory corrupt value cannot be read a soon.
how can i go about this three function in short. any other way out please.
1) UsbAdc11Run
2) UsbAdc11GetTimesAndValues
and if i still need to know UsbAdc11SetTrigger thanks

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Re: UsbAdc11SetInterval...... problems and UsbAdc11GetTimesAndV

Post by markB » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:40 am

1) Yes. You would definetley use the out keyword.

2) The error about the parameter signature being incorrect would suggest a problems with your declarations. I've only taken a quick look but it looks like you have used longs where you should have used ints (a managed long is 64s bit whereas a native long is 32 bits).

The MSDN is a useful place to look when having problems marshalling native dlls. A good place to start is here:


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