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Does viRead() really read any data other than char strings?

Question asked by sergek on Apr 12, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 12, 2012 by Tardz
Sorry I'm new in VISA programming and cannot figure out this by myself. The call of viRead() returns some data in buffer, and I read only character strings when use it. But I'm not sure - Can this function return any other data for some device or not? There are lot of VISA capable devices from Agilent and I cannot read all manuals to find answers of all commands. I did not find answer even in VISA Consortium documents. Looks like it is +possible+ to get some binary data from viRead(). Can this happen? Or any device always talks by character strings?

Edited by: SergeK on Apr 12, 2012 5:20 AM

Edited by: SergeK on Apr 12, 2012 5:23 AM  

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