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The Barco MatrixPro2 Device in the Configuration dialog allows to easily remote control different functions of a Barco MatrixPro2 device, e.g a MatrixPro-II 16x16 DVI Router. Note that the device is only available in the licensed Widget Designer edition, not the Free version.
To add a Barco MatrixPro2 device, open the Devices menu and select "Barco > MatrixPro2 > Create MatrixPro2 Device". This opens the Configuration dialog. Alternatively, you can add a new device in the Configuration dialog with the "+" button.
On the right side you see several options:
The Name is the unique identifier for this Barco object in WD and the general rules for naming objects apply here as well (only letters, numbers and underscore are allowed, the first symbol must be a letter).
If you like, you can change the default name to a more descriptive one. When scripting, enter the name to access available members as described further down.
The ID is currently used internally only. In upcoming versions it will be possible to use it for addressing the device.
The "Enable" check box is ticked per default. On the left side, you should see that the icon in front of your Barco device is a filled blue circle. An empty blue circle indicates an enabled device where the IP address is not available. A filled gray circle indicates a disabled device.
Now, please enter the IP address of the Barco device. Click the "Apply" button to save any changes done here. You can also use the shortcut [Ctrl + Enter] to do so.
If the connection is successful, the Product Type shows to which device you are connected.
You can close the dialog now. The newly created device will also be added to the Devices menu > Barco > MatrixPro2 and can be opened from here or with Devices menu > Configuration.
After creating a device, you can also use it via scripting which allows to perform actions on the device as well as retrieve information from it.
To send commands to the device, first create a CustomScript button or use the Macro editor or anything else with a scripting field. If you enter the device's identifier name into the script field (per default that is "Barco_MatrixPro2_1"), Script Assist will offer you a list of all Barco MatrixPro2 Members.
You can for example route a certain input to an output:
You can also retrieve specific information via scripting:
vstring = Barco_MatrixPro2_1.LastMessageReceived
Event Listeners can be added to the Configuration dialog and provide a simple way of listening to triggers from connected devices.
Please see the chapter Event Listener for a detailed description of its functionality and Barco MatrixPro2 Events for an overview (with examples and description) over the events raised by this device.