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HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« on: June 07, 2009, 04:15:04 pm »
Hi !

Actually I´m writing some code to communicate with a USB HID Device.
This one : http://www.elv.de/USB-Schaltinterface-USB-SI1,-Komplettbausatz/x.aspx/cid_74/detail_10/detail2_24914

Communication works from my PC to the device but I´m not able to get the feedback from the device.
I use this code:
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procedure TForm1.Communicate(Command : Byte);
var lIn  : Array [0..35] of Byte;
    lOut : Array [0..35] of Byte;
    i    : Integer;
begin
  nrHid1.Active := True;
  for i := 0 to 35 do lOut[i] := $0;

  // Senden
  lIn[0] := $01;            // Report ID   0x01       Datenrichtung vom Host zum HID-Device
  case Command of
    3 : begin               // AN
          lIn[1] := $02;    // Länge
          lIn[2] := $F1;    // Code
          lIn[3] := $01;    // Param AN
          for i := 4 to 35 do  lIn[i] := $0;
        end;
  end;
  nrHid1.WriteReport(@lIn, 36);

  HidD_GetInputReport(nrHid1.HidDevice.Handle, @lout, 36);
  if lout[2] = $90 then begin
    case lout[3] of
      $00 : Memo1.Lines.Add('Kein Fehler');
      $01 : Memo1.Lines.Add('Befehl ungültig');
      $02 : Memo1.Lines.Add('Manuelle Schaltung');
      $10 : Memo1.Lines.Add('Unbegrenzt Aus');
      $11 : Memo1.Lines.Add('Unbegrenzt An');
    end;
  end;

  nrHid1.Active := False;
end;

I use an USB analyzer to see the data which is send from and to the device. I can see that the correct data is send to the computer. But I never get data in lout. I also tried ReadReport but this results in a hanging application. The report length is ok - it´s always 36.

Do you have any idea what´s going wrong here?

Greetz Dominik

btw: I´m a registred user of nrcomm Pro. You send me the latest version 8.26 some days ago.

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 10:35:27 pm »
Hello

Thank you for detail information.

Possible an incoming data is available in OnAfterReceive event.
Did you try the HIDDemo? Does it show the incoming reports after your command?

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 12:56:45 am »
Hi Roman,

Ok OnAfterReceive works.
But why is it not possi ble to get the feedback directly via ReadReport?

The problem I see with OnAfterReceive is that it is another procedure. So you have to synchronize the uestion and the answer to / from your usb device if you need the feedback immediately.

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 03:27:54 am »
Hello

Unfortunately, the latest release of TnrHID component reads the incoming data internally and places it to paramas of OnAfterReceive event.
We will extends component functionality in the future.

I see that you use the HidD_GetInputReport() system call instead call the TnrHid.SetOutputReport() method.
You are real programmer :-)
therefore I can recommend the following:
Create your own handle over CreateFile() system call.
You can use nrHid1.HidDevice.NameSymbolic property as file name string.
After that use HidD_GetInputReport() and HidD_SetOutputReport() with new handler.

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 04:17:09 am »
Hi Roman,

Quote
Create your own handle over CreateFile() system call.
Ok I tried to use nrHid1.HidDevice.Handle. But with that handle I got no feedback from the device.

I will try your solution the evening.

And one additional question ... What is the purpose of the Feature Report.
And how can I use SendChar / SendString with USB HID. This makes no sense to me.

Greetz Dominik

btw: The Smliy images in the message post window are gone. I only see "missed images" instead of smilies.

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 05:36:56 am »
Hi

You can't use nrHid1.HidDevice.Handle because it is already used by internal TnrHid thread and all incoming data will be read by this thread.
You need a new original handle for call HidD_GetInputReport() function.

Feature Reports specify configuration data of HID device.

You can see TnrHID.SendString() usage in HIDDemo project.

SendChar() sends a single char to HID device. But I don't think that it will be success because the ID report is needed always. This method is implemented for compatible with nrComm Lib class hierarchy :-)

I don't see "missed images" anywere ... We will check ...

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 06:08:41 am »
hi Roman,

Thx for the information. Niw it is more clear to me.

I took a deeper look into the sources and I saw that you use "WriteFile" when I call "nrHid1.WriteReport".
Why don´t you use DeviceIOControl?

I tried this code before nrcomm:
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DeviceHandle := CreateFile ('\\?\hid#vid_1b1f&pid_c00a#6&4c197d7&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030}',
                            Generic_write, File_Share_write, nil,
open_existing, 0, 0);
lIn.bFunction := 01;
bResult := DeviceIoControl(DeviceHandle, $04, @lIn, sizeof(lIn),
  @lOut, sizeof (lOut), nBytes, nil);
CloseHandle (DeviceHandle);
But I never got this working. I think it´s because of my wrong code.
But all samples I found on the web use DeviceIOControl.

Sorry for my additional questions, but I want to get a better understanding of USB communication :-)

Greetz Dominik

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Re: HidD_GetInputReport - no Feedback in buffer
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 06:20:51 am »
Hello

Please check that DeviceHandle is not INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE.

If handle is valid you can use your code for prepare buffer and call following I/O operations:

  HidD_SetOutputReport(DeviceHandle, @lIn, 36); // or WriteFile()
  HidD_GetInputReport(DeviceHandle, @lout, 36); // or ReadFile()

The DeviceIoControl() call us not needed here. :-)

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