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Old 05-30-2008, 03:59 PM
vizmaster vizmaster is offline
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How do I use a dll in Vizard

I have a .dll file for reading some encoders. I tried simply importing with
import module.dll

I get the error dynamic module does not define init function. What is the proper method to handle a vendor .dll
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:20 PM
farshizzo farshizzo is offline
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Python is not capable of importing any DLL. The DLL must export specific functions for interfacing with Python. There is a 3rd party Python library called ctypes which allows interfacing with any standard system DLL. I believe this will suit your needs.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:08 AM
kpraveen kpraveen is offline
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Hi Farshizzo,
This is praveen.
I am interfacing the Arrington eye tracker with the vizard platform and try to get the gaze point in real time by importing vpx.dll from worldviz i am getting the data's.

similarly,i am trying for other features like pupil size,fixation,Blink,etc., by creating own header file c types function and the corresponding dll.
This is my program and i am getting the following error.


from ctypes import *
import ViewpointCustomDLL
import viz
import os
import sys
import vpx

#Create arrington extension
arrington = viz.add('arrington.dle')

point = ViewpointCustomDLL.getPupilSize()

print point


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 11, in <module>
File "C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\dll2\", line 2, in <module>
import ViewpointCustomDLL
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

kindly,help me out to clear the error and to get the data's in real time,for your information i am using windows xp 32-bit system.
Awaiting for your valuable reply soon.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:58 AM
shall6 shall6 is offline
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Hello - I'm having a slightly different problem with a DLL. It imports fine, but when I try to call a function created in the dll, I get an error that there is "No such attribute" in the module. The dll is called RRG.dll, and it includes several functions, one of which is CreateRobot, so what I'm trying to do is

input RRG

robot = RRG.CreateRobot('input1',input2)

The dll is included in 'bin' and a similar dll compiled for use with the same program in Vizard 3.0 worked just fine. The syntax in the program itself and the new c++ code was updated for Vizard 5.

Anyone have any ideas? Is the dll in the right location? How can I get the functions to be recognized?
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