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Adding a Struct

To add a new struct to the driver

  1. From Solution Explorer, double-click the Driver Designer node under the Nimbus node.

  2. The IVI.NET Driver Designer tree view opens.

  3. Expand the root node, which will be named after the driver assembly (e.g.: Acme.Acme4321).

  4. Right-click on the Structs node and select Add Struct.

  5. A new struct is added with a default name and the tree node enters edit mode. Type the desired name for the new struct and hit the Enter key.

    When choosing a struct name, the following naming rules apply:

    • The name must be unique within the driver.

    • The name must contain only alphanumeric characters, and must start with an alphabetic character.

    • Spaces are not allowed.

    Note Note

    To define a generic struct, specify the generic type parameter(s) as part of the struct name, for example Acme4321Tuple<T, U>.

    Refer to Understanding Type Name Resolution in Nimbus for more information about type name resolution and generics in Nimbus.

  6. The new struct will be defined in a file named <structName>.cs that Nimbus will automatically add to the driver project.

    After the struct is added, the Struct General Editor appears in the right portion of the IVI.NET Driver Designer.

See Also

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