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Navigating through AF Hierarchy using AF SDK

Question asked by natdavidson on Nov 3, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2016 by Marcos Vainer Loeff

In developing some custom apps for our PI system, I keep running into the same question, what's the best way to navigate through an AF hierarchy in AF SDK?


As an example, how i'm handling it now, I make a new AFElement myElement, set it equal to AFObject and use the FindObject method, pass in a (previously known) path and then assign that object as AF Element.

From what i've been able to see, there isn't a clear way to Set a new AFElement to the element of another element (IE new AFElement is the child of another element).


The only way I can think to navigate through a hierarchy is to use FindObject and use a previously known path.


If this is it, that's fine, I just wanted to make sure I was using best practices.