ParallelPoll Method

NI-488.2 .NET Class Library Help for Visual Studio 2010

Edition Date: August 2012

Part Number: 370628F-01

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Conducts a parallel poll.

Namespace: NationalInstruments.NI4882

Assembly: NationalInstruments.NI4882 (in NationalInstruments.NI4882.dll) Version:


Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public Function ParallelPoll As Short

public short ParallelPoll()

Return Value

Represents the status information for each device configured for a parallel poll.


GpibException The NI-488.2 driver returns an error as a result of calling this method.
DllNotFoundException The NI-488.2 driver library cannot be found.
EntryPointNotFoundException A required operation in the NI-488.2 driver library cannot be found.

The inner exception is set to the GpibException due to one of the following conditions:

A different process owns a lock for the interface.


Nonexistent GPIB interface.


Asynchronous I/O operation in progress.


The interface board is not Controller-In-Charge.


DMA error.

ObjectDisposedException This member is called after the Dispose method has been called directly from your code or indirectly through a finalizer.


The interpretation of the status information is based on the latest parallel poll configuration command sent to each device (see also ParallelPollConfigure and ParallelPollUnconfigure). The Controller can use parallel polling to obtain one-bit, device-dependent status messages from up to eight devices simultaneously.

For more information about parallel polling, refer to the Parallel Polling Overview in the NI-488.2 User Manual.

See Also


Board Class

NationalInstruments.NI4882 Namespace


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