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30 May 2018 06:10 #6381 by support
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QuickOPC is exposed to Python via COM, and consuming COM events from Python has turned out to be quite problematic. It might be possible, but you are on your own, currently.

Instead, we suggest to use the "event pull mechanism" - see . Semantically, it gets you precisely the same notifications as you would get with events or callbacks, but the coding is different and the activity to obtain the data comes from your side.

There is a Python example right on that documentation page. It looks like this:
# This example shows how to subscribe to item changes and obtain the events by pulling them.
import time
import win32com.client
# Instantiate the client object
client = win32com.client.Dispatch('OpcLabs.EasyOpc.DataAccess.EasyDAClient') 
# In order to use event pull, you must set a non-zero queue capacity upfront.
client.PullItemChangedQueueCapacity = 1000
print('Subscribing item changes...')
client.SubscribeItem('', 'OPCLabs.KitServer.2', 'Simulation.Random', 1000)
print('Processing item changes for 1 minute...')
endTime = time.time() + 60
while time.time() < endTime:
    eventArgs = client.PullItemChanged(2*1000)
    if eventArgs is not None:
        # Handle the notification event
print('Unsubscribing item changes...')
Best regards

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29 May 2018 13:54 #6370 by filin
Python examples was created by filin

I have a small question. How I can register callback for subscribtion (i mean smth like ItemChanged)?
Do you have any examples for it?

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