The PixeLINK API is currently a set of 29 functions, but which ones are most important?


If you have more than one camera connected, you'll need to look at PxLGetNumberCameras. PxLGetNumberCamerasEx may also be useful if you are using GigE cameras.


To connect to, and disconnect from a camera, please see:


PxLInitialize


PxLUninitialize


To see what the camera is capable of, and to configure it, please see:


PxLGetCameraFeatures to query the camera's capabilities and the limits of individual features.


PxLGetFeature and PxLSetFeature to get and set features.


Functions that may be useful to get an image from the camera include:


PxLSetStreamState


PxLGetNextFrame


PxLFormatImage


And finally, Here is a flowchart of how the functions are typically used.