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The following information is for the EMANT300, EMANT380

Exercise 14 - Install the EMANT300 Component and Instrument Controls

Objective

  • Learn to install third party controls to the Visual Basic IDE

The standard controls provided are better suited for the Office Automation applications rather than Measurement Automation applications. In Engineering, we normally display data using charts, meters and LEDs. Fortunately, these controls are available from third party suppliers like National Instruments Corp. They cost from a few hundred US$ to several thousand US$.

For your exercise, we have included a FREE simple instrument control kit that contains the following controls

Install Controls

To integrate the Emant Controls in Visual Studio .NET:

  1. Select the Toolbox and click Show All
  2. Right-click on the Toolbox background. Select Choose Items...
  3. On the Choose Toolbox Items Dialog, select the NET Framework Components tab
  4. The Emant300 component is required to program the EMANT3X0 DAQ module. You have used it in your earlier exercises as the assembly Emant300.dll
  5. Press the Browse Button
  6. Locate and select the Emant300.dll assembly. Click OK
  7. If your control is successfully installed, your General tab will display the controls. Note that you need to install your components only once. It will be available for subsequent projects until you remove them.
  8. Repeat the steps for the Emant Instrument Controls. Locate and select the EmantCntrl.dll assembly. See the EMANT Class Reference manual for more information.

End of Exercise 14