In the most recent release of WinScriptLive (version 188.8.131.52), you now have the ability to create your own “device variables”. These variables always begin with a prefix of your device name and a period. For example, “myDVMHD.” These variables are found under the normal “variables view” and then clicking on the “device variables” button.
Previously, device variables were only created automatically using the configuration in the product file. Now, you can create your own.These can be useful if you’d like to keep a set of variables for a particular device. For example, you may already have a “device variable” automatically created for “lamp hours”, but you could create your own for “total lamp replacements” or “lowest lamp hours recorded”. Or, in the case of audio, you may have a “playing” variable, but you could also create a “number of times played today” variable for something like a Touch display.
You could always create “user variables” to accomplish the above tasks, but the “device variables” sometimes help to keep things organized with a large number of devices.