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Improved performance for monitoring applications

In short Docklight and Docklight Scripting just became faster and better looking. Grab a preview of the upcoming update: Docklight Scripting V2.0.x Customer Support Version Docklight V2.0.x Customer Support Version
The Full Story The Docklight software tools certainly have a history, with the first Docklight released in 2002. This does not stop them from working flawlessly on any recent 32 or 64 bit Windows system with a huge range of serial communications hardware and software, but there was always one well documented limitation: Docklight is only as fast as its communication output formatting. Specifically the Rich Text Format (RTF) display can be a true bottleneck in any communication logging that produces a lot of color changes, e.g. due to different data directions, timestamps or control character comments.
We now carefully reworked the related code and found a much improved solution which increases RTF formatting speed by factor 3-5. The updated Docklight is also able to detect over…

Debugging USB HID applications

UPDATED 2016-06: See our latest extensions and USB HID related fixes for Windows 10.

Did you design a custom USB HID device and wonder why you cannot test its application protocol with the same ease as serial COM (RS232, ..) or network TCP connections? 
Well we did, too, along with quite a few of our users. So it was high time to get this feature off the wishlist and into the software. See the Docklight FAQ - USB HID, or download the new software directly from here:  https://docklight.de/download/Docklight_Scripting.zip

While we are still on our way to a concise and fully documented implementation, we found the current V2.0.200 version already very useful for our own projects with fullmo.de - a Microchip PIC based communication gateway running a custom ASCII protocol via USB HID.

How to use Docklight Scripting V2.0.200 can connect to your custom HID device via the VID (vendor ID) and PID (product ID) code, if you use the following communication channel syntax:

USBHID:4D8:F708

(here for…