Technical Reference:BCI2000Remote Library

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The BCI2000Remote Library provides a C interface to the BCI2000Remote C++ class. It may be used to control the BCI2000 Operator module from external applications. The BCI2000Remote library can be used from any programming language that allows using a shared library (DLL). Although the BCI2000Remote library is written in C++, its DLL interface is plain C, and can be used with compiled languages such as C, C++, C#, Pascal, but also with interpreted languages that can call functions in a DLL, such as Python, Matlab, VisualBasic, etc. Interfacing with Java requires a JNI (Java Native Interface) wrapper, which is currently not provided by BCI2000.

Functions specific to the Library

int BCI2000Release( void* )

purpose: Releases a string buffer, or other object allocated by the library.

arguments: String pointer, or handle to object allocated by one of the library functions.

returns: 1 if successful, 0 otherwise.

void* BCI2000Remote_New( void )

purpose: Creates a new BCI2000Remote object.

arguments: None.

returns: A handle to the newly created object.

int BCI2000Remote_Delete( void* )

purpose: Deletes a BCI2000Remote object.

arguments: Handle to an existing BCI2000Remote object.

returns: 1 if successful, 0 otherwise.

void WatchCallback( void*, const char* )

purpose: Prototype for a callback function that is called when a watch is triggered.

arguments: Pointer to user data as specified when BCI2000Remote_NewWatch() was called; values of expressions that triggered the watch.

void* BCI2000Remote_NewWatch( void* bci2000RemoteObject, const char* expression, WatchCallback, void* )

purpose: Creates a new BCI2000Remote watch object.

arguments: Handle to an existing BCI2000Remote object; Expression to watch; Pointer to callback function; Pointer to user data for callback function.

returns: Handle to newly created watch, or NULL if not successful.

int BCI2000Remote_DeleteWatch( void* )

purpose: Deletes a BCI2000Remote watch object.

arguments: Handle to an existing BCI2000Remote watch object.

returns: 1 if successful, 0 otherwise.

BCI2000Remote Member Functions

The following functions are property accessors, and member functions of BCI2000Remote objects. For documentation, see "Programming Reference:BCI2000Remote Class" on the BCI2000 wiki. In the C-style interface, each function takes a handle to an existing BCI2000Remote object as its first argument. Use BCI2000Remote_New() to create such objects. When a function returns a C string, the caller is responsible for releasing that string once it is done with it. This is done by calling BCI2000Release() on the string. Functions that return a C string may return NULL to indicate failure.

double BCI2000Remote_GetTimeout( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetTimeout( void*, double timeout )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetOperatorPath( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetOperatorPath( void*, const char* )

int BCI2000Remote_GetWindowVisible( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetWindowVisible( void*, int visible )

  BCI2000Remote_Invisible = 0,
  BCI2000Remote_Visible = 1,
  BCI2000Remote_NoChange = 2,

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetWindowTitle( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetWindowTitle( void*, const char* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetTelnetAddress( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetTelnetAddress( void*, const char* )

int BCI2000Remote_GetConnected( void* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetResult( void* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetSubjectID( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetSubjectID( void*, const char* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetSessionID( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetSessionID( void*, const char* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetDataDirectory( void* )

void BCI2000Remote_SetDataDirectory( void*, const char* )

int BCI2000Remote_Connect( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_Disconnect( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_Execute( void*, const char* )

NB: This function returns the last command's execution status, which is a true integer, with a value of 0 indicating success in most cases. All other int-returning functions return a boolean integer which is 1 on success, and 0 on failure.

int BCI2000Remote_StartupModules( void*, const char* )

Provide a zero-delimited list of C strings, containing module names with command line arguments in the form

const char* list = "module1 -arg1 -arg2\0module2 -arg1\0module3 -arg1\0\0";

int BCI2000Remote_StartupModules2( void*, const char**, int )

As an alternative to StartupModules(), provide an array of const char* in the second argument, and the number of entries in the array in the third:

const char* list[] = { "module1 -arg1 -arg2", "module2 -arg1", "module3 -arg1" };
int result = BCI2000Remote_StartupModules2(handle, list, 3);

int BCI2000Remote_LoadParametersLocal( void*, const char* )

int BCI2000Remote_LoadParametersRemote( void*, const char* )

int BCI2000Remote_SetConfig( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_Start( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_Stop( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_Quit( void* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetSystemState( void* )

int BCI2000Remote_GetControlSignal( void*, int, int, double* )

int BCI2000Remote_SetParameter( void*, const char* name, const char* value )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetParameter( void*, const char* name )

int BCI2000Remote_AddStateVariable( void*, const char* name, unsigned int bitWidth, double initialValue )

int BCI2000Remote_SetStateVariable( void*, const char*, double )

int BCI2000Remote_GetStateVariable( void*, const char*, double* )

int BCI2000Remote_SetScript( void*, const char*, const char* )

const char* BCI2000Remote_GetScript( const char* )

See also

Programming Reference:BCI2000Remote Class, Contributions:BCI2000Command, Contributions:BCI2000PresentationLink, Contributions:BCI2000Automation Contributions:Applications