CallFunction XOP for Igor Pro¶
Calling external library functions is the standard way to communicate with hardware devices or other programs. Typically manufacturers of hardware devices offer a development kit with a C application interface (API) that allows to control the device. The key interface of these API are calls to libraries provided by the manufacturer. This XOP allows to call such library functions directly from Igor and retrieve returned data.
Download and Installation¶
The XOP is developed and tested for Igor Pro 8 on Windows 64Bit.
You can download the latest version from
To install the XOP, open the zip archive and place the files from output\win\x64 in your Igor Extensions or Igor Extensions (64-bit) folders. Place the wrapper functions from procedures to your Igor Procedures folder and place the Igor Help File from docu into Igor Help Files. If you are not sure, where to find these folders, Go to Help → Show Igor Pro User Files in the Igor Pro menu.
If this is your first visit here, you should try the Getting Started tutorial for a quick introduction to this XOP. You may also start with the Operation Description concept or directly go to the definition of specific Operations or Functions. If you prefer learning from real-life examples, start with the Examples section.
- Getting Started
- Operation Description
- Error Codes