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DeviceDID - Return the Device ID (device firmware version)


This is a USBm.dll function that returns the Device ID from a USB device.

Command Syntax:

number USBm_DeviceDID( device )

The USBm_DeviceDID function syntax has these parts:

Part Description
device Valid device from 0 to the maximum number of devices found (minus 1) . Any other number results in a FALSE return.


Note: USBm_DeviceDID returns FALSE for an invalid device, otherwise the return value is the device DID

VB Declaration (USBmAPI.bas)

Public Declare Function USBm_DeviceDID _
    Lib "USBm.dll" _
        (ByVal device As Byte) _
    As Integer

VB Example

Dim result As Integer

    result = USBm_DeviceDID

This code fragment shows that result is loaded with the DID of the device, or with FALSE if the device does not exist.

C Prototype

int USBm_DeviceDID( unsigned char device );

C Example


DID, PID, VID, Mfr, Prod, Serial Number, and Firmware Version are all handled by the RobotBASIC function usbm_DeviceSpecs(ne_DeviceNumber).


Returns a string that contains information about the device. There are 7 sections seperated by the | character. You can use the Extract() function to extract each section seperately if desired. The sections are:






Serial Number

Firmware Version

Hardware:  U401 USB Interface    U421 USB Interface   U451 USB Interface

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