Custom Programming Your TrackerPod / PowerPod
Interested in writing custom programs to control your TrackerPod, MotorPod, or PowerPod? This page provides information on how to do that and links to the downloads you'll need.
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Control from a C++ Program
If you'd like to be able to control your Pod's movement from your own C++ code, download our custom programming library.
Control from any other language supporting COM architecture
If you'd like to write a program in Visual Basic, C++, C# of any other language supporting COM, please download our TrackerPod COM Client.
You can use the .NET wrapper for the TrackerCam COM library. In your .NET project, click "Add Reference", select "COM" tab, then find "trackercam_dual_com 1.0 Type Library".
To make use of the library or the COM class, you first need to install the Eagletron TrackerPod Service. This is the service that monitors connected TrackerPods. The easiest way to install the service is to download and install TrackerPodTester application from our website (http://www.trackercam.com/TCamWeb/download.htm - last product on the list). TrackerPodTester setup can be run with "/SILENT" command line switch if you plan to install it automatically from your own package. The service can also be set up directly from your own installer by following the instructions in Readme.txt. In your own programs, you need to include the TrackerPod.h header file in your source file and link the dynamic TrackerPod_md.lib or static TrackerPod_mt.lib library, depending on your version of Visual Studio.
Call the CTrackerPod::CreateTrackerPod() function to get a CTrackerPod instance pointer. Read through the sample project called ClientMFC for concrete examples of how to use the library and the README.TXT file for additional documentation.
What You Cannot Do
Our library and COM object do not include code for manipulating the camera's video image, only the ability to control the pan and tilt movement of your TrackerPod/PowerPod.
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