Controlling an instrument is a common task when writing a LabVIEW program. In this recipe, we will demonstrate how to control a TDS3012 oscilloscope. For other instruments, try to search for the corresponding driver. If a driver is not available, navigate to Tool | Instrumentation | Create Instrument Driver Project to code the driver based on a NI provided template.
To start creating an application to control the instrument, we will search and download the applicable driver. The driver is written by people who are experienced with the instrument, but keep in mind that there is no guarantee that it will work.