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Opening and Closing a Device#

In order to be able to configure a device, you have to open it in the pylon Viewer. Closing a device makes the device available to other applications.

Opening a Device#

Before you can configure a device, you have to open it.

To do so, choose one of the following methods:

  • Double-click the device in the Devices pane.
  • Right-click the device name in the Devices pane and then click Open Device.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane, go to the Camera menu and choose Open Device.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane and click the Open Device Icon button in the toolbar.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane and press Ctrl+O (Cmd+O).

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You can also open GigE devices in Monitor mode. For more information, see Controlling and Monitoring Applications.

Closing a Device#

When you have finished using a device, you can make it available to other applications by closing it.

To do so, choose one of the following methods:

  • Right-click the device name in the Devices pane and then click Close Device.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane, go to the Camera menu and choose Close Device.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane and click the Close Device Icon button in the toolbar.
  • Select the device in the Devices pane and press Ctrl+L (Cmd+L).