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Adding Support for an Instrument Class

To add support for an instrument class

  1. From Solution Explorer, right-click the Instrument Classes node under the Nimbus node and choose Add Instrument Class...

  2. The Add Instrument Class Wizard appears.

  3. When the wizard is completed, the functions and attributes defined in the instrument class will appear in the IVI-C Driver Designer tree view. In addition, Nimbus performs a variety of tasks to add support for the selected instrument classes:

    • Any repeated capabilities defined by the instrument class are added to the driver and any supporting functions, attributes, enums, errors and warnings are added to the driver hierarchy.

    • Implementation code for the functions and attributes defined on the instrument class are added to the driver project.

    • Unit test code for exercising the instrument class functions and attributes is added to the unit test project.

    • The driver installer is updated to register the driver with the IVI Configuration Store as supporting the selected instrument class.

Important note Important

By default, all of the class capability groups defined by a selected instrument class are marked as being supported by the driver. After adding an instrument class to the driver, it is important to visit the Capability Groups Page of the Driver Settings Editor to select the appropriate capability groups.

The remaining topics in this section discuss each wizard page separately.

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