Function Reference


_viGTL

Go To Local mode: Instruments that accept this command will exit the "Remote Control mode" and go to "Local mode". If the instrument is already in "Local mode" this is simply ignored. Normally, if an instrument does not support this command it will simply stay in the "Remote Control mode"

#include <Visa.au3>
_viGTL ( $hSession )

Parameters

$hSession A VISA descriptor (STRING) OR a VISA session handle (INTEGER).
See the Remarks of the _viExecCommand() for more info.

Return Value

Success: 0.
Failure: -1 if the VISA DLL could not be open
or a NON ZERO value representing the VISA error code (see the VISA programmer's guide).

Remarks

As for all the VISA functions the VISA libraries must be installed (you can check whether visa32.dll is in {WINDOWS}\system32) and a GPIB card (such as a National Instruments NI PCI-GPIB card or an Agilent 82350B PCI High-Performance GPIB card) must be installed

* For a detailed description of the most common VISA DESCRIPTORS look at the Remarks of the help on the _viExecCommand() function

Related

_viClose, _viExecCommand, _viFindGpib, _viGpibBusReset, _viOpen

Example

; - This assumes that you have instrument set to GPIB address 3
; If you have an instrument in a different address change "GPIB::3::0" to the
; corresponding descriptor. Do the same for the call to _viOpen
; It shows how to use the _viGTL function with a VISA descriptor and with a
; VISA device handler. We use _viExecCommand first to force the instrument to go
; into "Remote mode"

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Visa.au3>

Local $h_Session = 0

; Query the ID of the instrument in GPIB address 3
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 1", "Simple GPIB query using a VISA Descriptor")
Local $s_Answer = _viExecCommand("GPIB::3::0", "*IDN?", 10)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "GPIB QUERY result", $s_Answer) ; Show the answer

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 2", "Go to LOCAL using VISA Descriptor")
_viGTL("GPIB::1::0") ; Go to local (exit remote control mode)

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 4", "Open the instrument connection with _viOpen")
Local $h_Instr = _viOpen(3)
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Instrument Handle obtained", "$h_Instr = " & $h_Instr) ; Show the Session Handle
; Query the instrument

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 5", "Query the instrument using the VISA instrument handle")
$s_Answer = _viExecCommand($h_Instr, "*IDN?") ; $h_Instr is NOT A STRING now!
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "GPIB QUERY result", $s_Answer) ; Show the answer
; Query again. There is no need to OPEN the link again

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 6", "Query again. There is no need to OPEN the link again")
$s_Answer = _viExecCommand($h_Instr, "*IDN?")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "GPIB QUERY result", $s_Answer) ; Show the answer

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 7", "Go to LOCAL using VISA instrument handle")
_viGTL($h_Instr); Go to local (this is optional)

MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Step 8", "Close the Instrument connection using _viClose")
_viClose($h_Instr) ; Close the instrument connection