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dragonfly discovery integration guide

The dragonfly software provides an automation interface for integration with applications written
in C# .NET. This interface is accessible by referencing a specific .NET assembly, DragonflyAutomation.dll, in the client project.

Include DragonflyAutomation.dll and DragonflySharedTypes.dll in your C# project and reference
them in the code:

using DragonflyAutomation;
using DragonflySharedTypes;

namespace DragonflyExample
public partial class Class1
private Dragonfly _dragonfly;
public Class1()
_dragonfly = new Dragonfly ();

This interface:

  • is suitable for loading and running pre-defined protocols.
  • is partly asynchronous.
  • supports outgoing event interfaces so that client applications can receive notifications of
    updates and error conditions.

Wrap code in try-catch blocks in order to catch exceptions.

Integration applications should also subscribe to events e.g.

_dragonflyServer.StatusChanged += _dragonflyServer_StatusChanged

and have an associated method that is called when the event is raised (as defined in your

private void _dragonflyServer_StatusChanged(
object sender,
DragonflyAPIStatusChangedEventArgs e
MachineStatus = e.StatusMessage;

dragonfly automation DLLs

The dragonfly installation installs the DragonflyAutomation.dll into the application directory. To
use the dragonfly automation interface from Visual Studio C#, add a reference to the
DragonflyAutomation.dll and DragonflySharedTypes.dll to your C# project (by selecting Project |
Add Reference, browsing to

C:\Program Files\TTPLabtech\Dragonfly

and selecting DragonflyAutomation.dll and DragonflySharedTypes.dll). The ‘Copy Local’ setting on the referenced assemblies should be set to true.

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