Keysight VEE 9.33 Readme


Microsoft Windows® 10 supportability

Keysight VEE 9.33 is a free upgrade of Keysight VEE 9.0/9.2/9.3/9.32. Note that the 64-bit support has a 32-bit application running on WOW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) emulator.

To avoid confusion, deprecated Active X controls in Windows 10 and its relevant example files in Examples\ActiveX folder had been removed. VEE programs utilizing those controls may still be used. However, users are required to copy the relevant ActiveX controls from earlier Windows OS to their respective folders in the new Windows environment manually.

When using Keysight VEE in Windows 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), take note of the following limitations:

Any attempt to import or call with VEE Pro 9.33 on the followings are not supported:

  1. 64-bit drivers, libraries (DLL) and components such as IVI-COM 64-bit or VISA-COM 64-bit.
  2. Interfaces or calls to 64-bit software such as MATLAB 2016a.
  3. Assemblies compiled with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and above.


WhichOS and OSVersion is capped at Windows 8

VEE's WhichOS function will return "Windows_8_8.1_10".


Installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is not included in Windows 10 by default. Keysight VEE installation package will prompt if it is not found in your PC and the installation will be aborted. Please refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspx for more information.


National Instruments (NI) interface is not officially supported

Keysight VEE 9.2 (and above) no longer provides official NI supportability. However, you are still able to use the existing NI interfaces.


Keysight IO Libraries Suite 2018 Update 1 supportability

Keysight VEE 9.33 supports Keysight IO Libraries Suite 2018 Update 1.


Microsoft® Office 2016 supportability

Keysight VEE 9.33 (and above) existing built-in Excel menu supports Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and Microsoft Office Excel 2016. Certain calls might result in a dialog displayed which requires user's interaction. However, not all new features in Microsoft Office Excel are supported.

When using Microsoft Office Access 2013, if you receive the "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB 12.0 provider is not registered on the local machine" error message, install Microsoft Access Database Engine 2007 Redistributable or Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable.


Other Limitations

When using Keysight VEE in Windows 10 with WOW64 emulator, please be informed of the following limitations:

1. Error running Keysight VEE program or Keysight VEE runtime program containing MATLAB scripts

If you are running Keysight VEE program (.vee) or Keysight VEE runtime program (.vxe) containing MATLAB scripts for the first time, the error dialog "Matlab engine could not be started" or "VEE can't find a MATLAB Engine to run MATLAB script ..." may be prompted.

2. Error System.UnauthorizedAccessException when launch Keysight VEE

Sometimes Keysight VEE may display the "System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path {Keysight VEE Installed Directory}\PipelineSegments.store is denied." error message.


For limitations 1 and 2, perform any of the methods below once.

(a) Modify Windows User Account Control settings

  1. For Windows 7, go to Start | Run.
    For Windows 8 and Windows 10, go to Start, right click on it and select Run.
  2. Type "secpol.msc" and press Enter or OK.
  3. In the Local Security Policy window, navigate to Local Policies | Security options.
  4. Set the value of User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode to Disabled.
  5. Restart the machine and log in with administrator privileges.
  6. Run the Keysight VEE program or Keysight VEE runtime program again and it will run successfully.
  7. Repeat steps 1-4 with the value of User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode set to Enabled.
  8. If step 7 is not performed, Standard User may not be able to launch Keysight VEE.

(b) Modify executable Privilege Level

  1. For Keysight VEE program, go to {Keysight VEE Installed Directory}\vee.exe. For Keysight VEE runtime program, go to {Keysight VEE Runtime Installed Directory}\veerun.exe.
  2. Right click on the executable file (for example, vee.exe or veerun.exe).
  3. On the context menu, go to Properties | Compatibility | Privilege Level. Check Run this program as an administrator.
  4. Run the Keysight VEE program or Keysight VEE runtime program again.
  5. If the User Control Account dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the machine, click Yes and the program will run successfully.
  6. Repeat steps 1-3 to uncheck Run this program as an administrator.

(c) Using an elevated command prompt

Steps below are illustrated using Keysight VEE 9.3, use appropriate value for Keysight VEE 9.2.

  1. For Windows 7, go to Start | Run, type "cmd". Look for cmd.exe in the results, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
    For Windows 8 and Windows 10, go to Start, right click on it and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. If the User Control Account dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the machine, click Yes to continue.
  3. At the command prompt, enter the following command and press Enter.

    For Keysight VEE program,
    {Keysight VEE Installed Directory}\vee.exe (for example, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Keysight\VEE Pro 9.3\vee.exe").

    For Keysight VEE runtime program,
    {Keysight VEE Runtime Installed Directory}\veerun.exe {Keysight VEE runtime program full path} (for example "C:\Program Files (x86)\Keysight\VEE Pro RunTime 9.3\veerun.exe" "C:\Users\User1\Documents\MyProgram.vxe").

  4. The Keysight VEE program or Keysight VEE runtime program will run successfully.

(d) Run the program as an administrator (Only applicable for Keysight VEE Pro)

Steps below are illustrated using Keysight VEE Pro 9.3, use appropriate value for Keysight VEE Pro 9.2.

  1. For Windows 7, go to Start | All Programs | Keysight VEE Pro 9.3.
    For Windows 8, go to Start screen, look for VEE Pro 9.3.
    For Windows 10, go to Start, look for Keysight VEE Pro 9.3 in program list.
  2. For Windows 7 and Windows 8, right-click on VEE Pro 9.3 and select Run as administrator.
    For Windows 10, right-click on VEE Pro 9.3, go to More and select Run as administrator.
  3. If the User Control Account dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the machine, click Yes to continue.
  4. Run the Keysight VEE program again and it will run successfully.


3. Use an Administrator role to enter product key

If you have not entered Keysight VEE product key during installation, please follow these steps to update the product key:

Steps below are illustrated using Keysight VEE Pro 9.3, use appropriate value for Keysight VEE Pro 9.2.

  1. For Windows 7, go to Start | All Programs | Keysight VEE Pro 9.3.
    For Windows 8, go to Start screen, look for VEE Pro 9.3.
    For Windows 10, go to Start, look for Keysight VEE Pro 9.3 in program list.
  2. For Windows 7 and Windows 8, right-click on VEE Pro 9.3 and select Run as administrator.
    For Windows 10, right-click on VEE Pro 9.3, go to More and select Run as administrator.
    If not Run as administrator, the product key might not be visible to other users.
  3. If the User Control Account dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the machine, click Yes to continue.
  4. If evaluation period has expired, proceed to step 5. After Keysight VEE is launched, go to Help | Product Key.
  5. Enter the product key at the prompted dialog box.

When using Keysight VEE in Windows 10 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), take note of the following limitations:

1. Configure IVI Driver Sessions

If you are using IVI-COM driver, the Configure IVI Driver Sessions feature which uses Keysight Instrument Explorer is currently unavailable.

2. Program Compatibility Assistant prompted after repairing/modifying Keysight VEE installation

After repairing/modifying Keysight VEE installation from Control Panel, Program Compatibility Assistant may be prompted. Click Cancel or select This program installed correctly to close the dialog.


For additional FAQs, please visit Keysight VEE technical support Web page (http://www.keysight.com/find/vee_faq) and browse to FAQs section.

 

What's been fixed in 9.33

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

526020

Importing a VEE library changes the “internal” scope of a private function within the “imported” library.

9.0

The scope is correct now.

526025

VEE program causes multiple library entries to appear within the “Program Explorer” panel.

9.0

The entries are corrected.

What's been fixed in 9.32

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00450486

Concatenator and collector produced incorrect mapping value sometimes.

8.0

The mapping values are correct now.

SAD00454118

There is memory leak when using built-in-function asInt32, asReal32, asReal64, asUInt8, asUInt16 with input parameter data type is text.

9.0

There will be no memory leak for the scenarios mentioned.

SAD00454192

There is memory leak when an object's Error output pin is added, and Output Terminal value is un-assigned or there is invalid variable name.

8.0

There is no memory leak for the scenarios mentioned.

SAD00453925

Keysight VEE 9.31 Readme file resolution text for SAD00419467 mentioned unsupported MATLAB version.

9.0

The resolution text is updated with supported MATLAB versions.

SAD00410706

Instrument Manager is unable to find connected instruments when NI-VISA is installed as primary VISA.

9.0

There is no code change. Instrument Manager is able to find connected instruments using NI-VISA 5.1.2.

SAD00451070

Direct I/O gives error for EXECUTE commands when NI-VISA is installed as primary VISA and NI GPIB-USB-HS is used.

7.0

The commands execute successfully now.

SAD00453794

The checking on the accepted maximum value of fractional digit of Real's Fixed number format is not consistent at Default Preferences and Number Format dialog.

9.0

The checking is consistent now.

SAD00454299

Extensible VEE Objects in imported User Functions are editable.

9.3

Extensible VEE Objects in imported User Functions are view only.

SAD00454584

Default Preferences > Environment > Number > Trig Mode value has no effect on some Trig built-in functions (i.e. tan/cos/sin/cot). The functions always use Radians mode for calculation.

8.0

The Trig Mode will be used in the Trig built-in functions calculations.

SAD00449931

MATLAB noanimate parameter name does not match with the input terminal name.

9.31

The parameter name matches input terminal name now.

SAD00454293

Send error report dialog instructions are outdated.

9.2

The send error report dialog is updated with the latest instructions.

SAD00407513

On Windows 7, no error dialog is prompted when the value for Declare Variable's Name field is invalid.

9.2

On Windows 7, error dialog will be prompted when the value is invalid.

SAD00408721

On Windows 7, no error dialog is prompted when the value for Sequencer's Test field is invalid.

9.2

On Windows 7, error dialog will be prompted when the value is invalid.

What's been fixed in 9.31

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00436238

Excel library does not allow writing more than 65536 rows with Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

9.2

Excel library allows writing more than 65536 rows with Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

SAD00444163

Excel library does not allow writing more than 256 columns with Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

9.2

Excel library allows writing more than 256 columns with Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

SAD00423444

Excel SaveAs library object does not allow the use of enumerated value.

9.2

Added Excel Save Workbook (Format No.) library object which supports enumerated value.

SAD00443877

Excel Create Chart library object does not allow specifying second Y axis.

9.0

Added a few Excel Create Chart library objects which specifies secondary Y axis for line chart, XY chart and bar chart respectively.

SAD00409103

Excel SaveAs library object does not allow .xlsx file type.

9.2

Excel SaveAs library object allows .xlsx file type.

SAD00443880

When SendDataSetting's Orientation is set to Horizontal, the object does not support UInt8 and Int32 one dimensional array.

9.2

When SendDataSetting's Orientation is set to Horizontal, the object now supports UInt8 and Int32 one dimensional array.

SAD00443872

Excel SendDataSettings library object generates a few compiler warnings during run.

9.3

Excel SendDataSettings library object does not generate compiler warning during run.

SAD00446908

Device with two Junctions connected to its input pin produces invalid compiler warning if its sequence output pin is connected back to the input pin.

9.3

Such connection will not produce compiler warning now.

SAD00441276

When using Flow > Start button to run program, compiler warnings are accumulated in Output Window.

9.3

When using Flow > Start button to run program, the previous compiler warnings in Output Window will be cleared.

SAD00446251

Output Window will be automatically prompted when there is a new output message. This is annoying.

9.3

Output Window will be automatically prompted only if the message is a compiler warning and Enable Compiler Warning is checked.

SAD00446865

Some programs (for example, mfgtest.vee) in examples folder produce VEE Serious Error dialog during run.

9.3

The program will run successfully.

SAD00447039

Examples manual40.vee and manual41.vee produce invalid error during run. It is caused by control input pin connection.

9.3

The example programs are updated to run without error.

SAD00445781

Some links in MATLAB Help desk help file are broken.

8.5

The broken links in the help file are now fixed.

SAD00442536

MATLAB global variables are not recognized in different MATLAB script objects.

8.5

MATLAB global variables are recognized in different MATLAB script objects.

SAD00419467

Keysight VEE is unable to detect MATLAB 2010b.

8.5

Keysight VEE detects MATLAB 2010b and MATLAB 2011a. Keysight Help file is updated with details.

SAD00438251

Keysight VEE doesn't support some MATLAB data type i.e. logical. Keysight VEE will prompt runtime error when terminals value is of such data type.

8.5

Keysight VEE supports more MATLAB data types. Keysight VEE Help file is updated with supported MATLAB data types.

SAD00446702

A lot of MATLAB functions’ default terminal names are invalid (for example, with single quote).

8.5

MATLAB functions' default terminal names in Function & Object Browser are updated.

SAD00449447

Active X Control Help content for Microsoft Office application is out of date.

9.2

The content is updated.

SAD00449552

Example program user32.vee is unable to run in Keysight VEE 8.5 and above.

8.5

The example file is updated.

SAD00449777

A few example programs in examples\contrib\win32API cannot run in Windows 7.

9.2

The example programs (for example, kernel32.vee) are updated.

What's been fixed in 9.3

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00408468

Keysight VEE may take some time to execute a program when most of the Keysight VEE object sequence pins are connected.

8.5

Keysight VEE will execute a program more efficiently now.

SAD00430425

Some Keysight VEE objects are not executed when If/Then/Else branches consist of connected Gate and Junction.

4.0

The Keysight VEE will execute successfully now.

SAD00432754

After a dynamic terminal changes, the Extensible VEE Object (EVO) error output pin disappears if it is not connected to any other VEE object.

9.21

The EVO error output pin is retained after a dynamic terminal changes.

SAD00439046

Database library FillDataSet User Function throw OutOfMemory exception if executed for a long time.

9.0

The Database library FillDataSet User Function will not throw OutOfMemory exception.

SAD00438905

Add vdcCreateWordScalar, vdcSetWordScalar, vdcGetWordScalarValue, and vdcGetWord1DArray APIs to libvapi.dll.

9.0

The APIs are added to the libvapi.dll.


What's been fixed in 9.22

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00436003

Timer output value is without decimal fraction. For example, the output value is displayed as 1, instead of 1.105.

9.21

Timer output value is corrected with decimal fraction.


What's been fixed in 9.21

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00415457

Registry information is not completely removed after patch uninstallation.

9.01

Registry information is fully removed after patch uninstallation.

SAD00416001

User config file folder name is non-numeric and causes Keysight VEE to shut down.

8.5

Keysight VEE will run with the non-numeric user config file folder name.

SAD00414315

IO Config icon is used in Windows 7 taskbar when running Keysight VEE runtime program or Runtime Default Preferences Configuration.

9.2

Correct Keysight VEE runtime icon is used.

SAD00414043

MATLAB plotedit function is not running.

8.5

MATLAB plotedit function has been removed from FOB.

SAD00422704

Timer output value is negative on some PC.

8.0

Timer output value is correct.


What's been fixed in 9.2

ID

Descriptions

Broken in

Resolution

SAD00403891

Keysight VEE sometimes communicates with the wrong instrument when using dynamic visa address.

9.01

Keysight VEE will communicate with the correct instrument now.

SAD00389124

Conflicts between UserFunction and built-in function when both functions have the same name.

9.0

Duplicated name is allowed. UserFunction will be called.



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Last updated: July 2018.

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