Docklight Applications and Examples

Docklight Application Notes

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..TapPro_Tap485.pdf Docklight Tap Pro and Docklight Tap 485 (RS232 and RS485/RS422 applications, 2-wire and 4-wire RS485, hardware setup and wiring, software options). PDF document.
..RS422_485.pdf RS422/485 Communication (using Docklight with USB-to-RS485 hardware, project settings for RS422/485. PDF document.
..DocklightTap.pdf Low latency RS232 monitoring with Docklight Tap. PDF document, 522 KB.
..RS232_Adapter.pdf RS232 Communication with Docklight RS232 Adapter (incl. information on non-standard baud rates). PDF document.
..TCP_Monitoring.pdf TCP Monitoring (monitoring a single client/server TCP connection). PDF document.
..Bluetooth.pdf Docklight and Bluetooth Serial Port. PDF document.
..DLL.pdf DLL Automation API. Adding Docklight-style communications (serial COM port, TCP or UDP) to your own application. PDF document.
..ArduinoSerial.pdf Working with Docklight and Arduino, the open-source electronics prototyping platform. PDF document.
ArduinoExamples.zip Arduino and Docklight projects / scripts. ZIP Archive.

Docklight Basic Examples

Please download and install the latest release of Docklight or Docklight Scripting before opening the examples below.
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ModemDiagnostics.ptp can be used to perform a modem check. Either build-in or external modem is possible to test.
PingPong.ptp is a simple example for how to define and use Receive Sequences.

Docklight Scripting Examples


Please download and install the latest release of Docklight Scripting before opening the examples below.

Sample Scripts
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LogFileNamesTimestamp.zip Demo scripts for using log files names that include a date stamp and starting a different log file every day / every hour
VBScriptLanguage.zip A collection of scripts with VBScript code examples (functions, methods, objects, properties, statements)
AcknowledgeTimeout.zip Demo for a typical use case: testing the reaction of a device.
EchoMessages.zip Script and project file to simulate a communication loopback.
FlexibleAnswers.zip How to use a flexible response to an incoming sequence, instead of answering with the same sequence all the time.
PacketLengthTest.zip This sample script can be used when there is a significant pause between two data packets and you need to check for a maximum packet length which may not be exceeded.
SendByteTiming.zip How to add a delay time between individual characters of a Send Sequence.
SendSequenceLoop.zip How to send all Send Sequences defined in a constant loop.
CrcReverseEngineeringExample.zip Solving a CRC Reverse Engineering puzzle at Stackoverflow - how to find out the CRC algorithm to use when all you know from your protocol is a set of example messages including CRC.

Docklight Networking Examples

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PingPong_TCP.zip Demonstrates the use of Docklight Scripting as a TCP server and client.
PingPong_UDP_Loopback.zip Demonstrates the use of Docklight Scripting as an UDP peer client talking to himself.
PingPong_UDP_Peer.zip Demonstrates the use of Docklight Scripting as an UDP peer.
TCP_Monitoring_HTTP.zip Demonstrates how to use Docklight Monitoring Mode for a TCP/IP based connection.

Docklight Examples for Third-Party Devices and Protocols

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LogitechWirelessRumblepad2Example.zip An example project for communicating with a Logitech Rumblepad 2 USB HID game controller, display joystick positions and keypad control events.
GardasoftLEDController_RT260-2_Example.zip A Docklight project for controlling a Gardasoft RT series LED controller for machine vision and other applications.
BarionetExamples.zip A collection of projects and scripts for the Barix Barionet network-enabled automation interface (TCP, UDP and serial gateway).
IMSTec-LEDcontroller.zip Project file and demo script for controlling two 350mA LEDs in continous mode using the IMSTec LED controller ILC2008.
RussoundControllersExample.zip Instructions and demo project for testing RS232 communications with Russound multiroom audio controllers.
VolpiIntraLED2020Example.zip Project file and demo script for controlling the intensity of the illumination source Volpi IntraLED 2020.
ValhallaScientific_4300C_Example.zip Request basic data logging from Valhalla Scientific Inc. programmable Micro-Ohmmeter
Model 4300C
JennyScienceXenaxDriveControlExample.zip Controlling a JENNY SCIENCE XENAX / LINAX high precision linear drive, using a simple but powerful TCP ASCII protocol.
ParitySwitch_9BitProtocols.zip How to switch the parity settings temporarily within one Send Sequence. This is useful for protocols that require a 9th data bit, e.g. for device addressing on a bus (9-bit protocol, address bit). A typical example is the MDB multidrop bus protocol for vending machines.