How to determine what processes are using a device



On Windows, determining which processes are using a given device is easiest using the Process Explorer. 


  1. Open the Windows Device Manager by searching for ‘Device Manager’ in the Windows taskbar.
  2. In the Device Manager, locate your device, right click on it and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, select the Details tab.
  4. From the Property drop-down menu, select Physical Device Object name.
  5. Right click on the the entry in the Value list and select Copy.
  6. Open Process Explorer.
  7. In Process Explorer, select the Find:Find Handle or DLL… menu item.
  8. Paste your Physical Device Object name into the Handle or DLL substring field and click Search.


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The Operator Console: Open Source GUI for Imatest IT

Update: Starting in Imatest 4.5, a pre-built, ready-to-run version of the Operator Console now ships with all Imatest IT Windows installations, allowing users to take advantage of the simplicity of the Operator Console without writing a single line of code. It can be found in the /samples/OperatorConsole directory.

Here at Imatest we recognize that not every company has an in-house team of software engineers to create a user interface for Imatest IT to suit the needs of a production environment. To address this need, we have created the Operator Console, which we are releasing as an open-source Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 project written in C++ on github: QT Operator Console or MFC legacy Operator-Console . (more…)

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