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Canon Basic Reference

Notice

Canon Basic Functions are basicly Event Procedure with slightly different syntax.


Canons firmware includes a scripting language, which appears to be a flavor of basic. Thanks to recent work by Alfredo Ortega and Oren Isacson of core labs, it is now known how to execute scripts in this language. They have made available their defcon presentation and some preliminary documentation, read more in this forum thread.

SystemEventInit

Newest cams (DryOS rel 43 and later) only have System.Create(), on older dryos cams SystemEventInit() is an alias for System.Create(). Old cameras (mostly VxWorks) have only SystemEventInit. The following should work on all known cameras

	if System.Create() = -1 then
		SystemEventInit()
	end if

LCDMsg

The LCDMsg system is not available on older cameras.

Call UI.CreatePublic() first to register LCDMsg_* functions:

UI.CreatePublic()

LCDMsg_Create

Create "handle" for your LCD Message:

a=LCDMsg_Create()

When a message is first created and no text has been set, the string "FAILED" is displayed. This may also be displayed when an invalid argument is given to an LCDMsg function.

LCDMsg_SetStr

LCDMsg_SetStr(a,"Hello World")

LCDMsg_SetStr(HANDLE, STRING)

Note: STRING is limited to 32 Characters. If function is called for example with 37 chars it will return:

warning: (Length > 32 length = 37) or (>SetStr " strings ")

LCDMsg_SetNum

LCDMsg_SetNum(a,999)

LCDMsg_SetNum(HANDLE, INTEGER)

LCDMsg_ChangeColor

LCDMsg_ChangeColor(a,3)

LCDMsg_ChangeColor(HANDLE, COLOR)

Number Color SD4000 / SD940 Color A720
0 Black n/a
1 Black White
2 Orange Red
3 White Bright Grey
4 Grey Dark Grey
5 Bright Orange Green
6 Orange Yellow
7 Bright Grey
8 Orange
9 Bright Blue
10 Blue
11 Bright Grey
12 Dark Blue
13 Dark Grey
14 Bright Grey
15 Black

Color depends on Canon Firmware Palette.

Cameras have different Color Palettes defines as CAM_BITMAP_PALETTE in camera.h used by CHDK GUI.

LCDMsg_Move

LCDMsg_Move(a, 10, 10)

LCDMsg_Move(HANDLE, LEFT, TOP)

Wait

Call System.Create() to register Wait() function:

if System.Create() = -1 then
    SystemEventInit()
end if
Wait(5000)

Wait(DELAY_IN_MS)

Printf

Output string to Camera Console (UART).

Printf("Script Foo started")

Console redirection StartRedirectUART/StopRedirectUART

On DryOS cameras, the camera console output can be redirected to a file. See Debugging#UART_redirection_.28DryOS.29

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