About This File
Author: Wojciech Golebiowski (w_golebiowski (at) tlen dot pl)
LabVIEW version: 8.2
MemBlock is easy to use interface for internal LabVIEW memory manager functions (namely AZNewPtr, AZDisposePtr and MoveBlock from LabVIEW.dll). It allows for convenient work with continuous nonreallocatable blocks of memory) - allocating and dealocating blocks and write and read data to and from them. It is usable everywhere you deal with external DLL and you have to provide pointer to some data or read data from received pointer. Typical usage case is dealing with complex C structs containing pointers to arrays or strings.
Preferred way to install library is to use VIP package and VI Package Manager.
Alternatively library may be used after unpacking it anywhere on disk. However, it is most convenient to copy entire MemBlock directory to the directory \user.lib. After refreshing palletes (or LV restart), in the User Libraries, sub-palette "MemBlock" will appear.
Descriptions of all VIs are available through the LabVIEW context help.
If you have any problems with this code or want to suggest features:
please go to lavag.org and Navigate to LAVA > Resources > Code Repository (Certified) and
search for the "MemBlock" support page.
Initial release of the code.
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What's New in Version 1.0 LV8.2
- Initial Release.