Use InstrumentStudio's debug mode to monitor and control devices in use by an external application.
You can use InstrumentStudio to troubleshoot devices currently in use by an external application. An external application is any application running outside of InstrumentStudio, including LabVIEW, TestStand, or a C/C++/.NET application.
If you receive unexpected results from a device in an external application, you can monitor the device in InstrumentStudio to assess the issue, troubleshoot the issue by changing the device's settings in InstrumentStudio, then continue with the external application. For example, you can pause the external application where you suspect an error, edit the device settings in InstrumentStudio, then resume the application with the new settings.