News and Changelog

Release Announcement: 232key Pro Version 1.0

We are excited to announce that 232key Pro version 1.0 is now available as a .MSI installer for Windows (64-bit).

This version addresses a few small bugs:

  • Clicking on links to the 232key.com website resulted in an error message instead of opening a browser.
  • The title of the trial message still mentioned the beta version.

We extend our gratitude to everyone who reported issues via email or on our support page, and to those who contributed financially by purchasing a license.

While we consider 232key Pro stable and ready for productive use, this doesn’t mean development will stop. We look forward to continuing to improve it.

232key Pro 1.0.0 Release Candidate 1 is available

We’re happy to announce that 232key Pro 1.0.0-RC1 is now available as a conventional .MSI installer for Windows (64 bit). This makes it much easier to automatically start the application with Windows.

There have been significant changes made behind the scenes and 232key Pro now uses the .NET 8 desktop runtime instead of the .NET 4.7 framework. If it is not installed on your PC yet, you will be prompted to do so the first time you run 232key Pro. You can also download it here.

This version comes with a function to import all settings from 232key Pro 9.9.9-beta (except for the license) in the Settings tab:

Copy settings from beta version

Note: You can still dowload the beta version here, but it will stop working on May 31, 2024 unless you purchase a license.

232key Pro version 0.9.7 released

Scripts can now use types defined in the System.Threading.Tasks namespace without specifying the fully qualified namespace.

Example:wait for 1 second before typing

This release also extends the expiry date of the trial to June 30, 2022. If you already have a previous version of 232key Pro installed, a prompt to download the update will be displayed upon launch. You can also get the new release from our download page.

Vote for 232key Pro at the Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

If you’re a satisfied user of our 232key Pro software, we would be happy if you voted for it at the Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.

You can find all nominations for the different categories on this page. To vote, click on the “Submit votes” button, then select an entry under “Best Weighing Companies” and “Best Weighing Software/Solutions” as shown below:

You can – of course – also pick your favorites in other categories.

Voting ends on May 20, 2022. Thank you for your support!

232key Pro version 0.9.6 released

This version comes with a new device profile for DINI ARGEO indicators, which also includes the command to request the weight:

232key pro dini argeo read command

 

It extends the expiry date of the trial to May 31st, 2022. If you already have a previous version of 232key Pro installed, a prompt to download the update will be displayed upon launch. You can also get the new release from our download page.

232key Pro version 0.9.0 released

This version introduces two new variables which are made available to your script. When 232key Pro receives data from the connected device, it tries to match a regular expression. The string matched by the first capturing group is stored in a variable named value.

The following additional variables were introduced in this version:

  • valueDouble: contains the value string converted to a Double or null if no conversion was possible.
  • valueDecimal: contains the value string converted to a Decimal or null if no conversion was possible.

Example

Data received from the scale:

Requesting the weight from a scale with the MT-SICS "SI" command

S S      5.000 kg<13><10>

Captured in value string:

      5.000

Script to output the weight only if it is greater than 0.1 kg:

if (valueDecimal>0.1m) return valueDecimal.ToString();

Output (note: valueDecimal preserves any trailing zeros, valueDouble does not):

5.000

 

232key Pro version 0.8.1 – Kern Communications Protocol (KCP) device profile added

Kern Communications Protocol (KCP) is a bi-directional protocol available on more and more Kern scales. Version 0.8.1 of 232key Pro allows you to select a “Kern KCP” device in the Input tab and to easily set the “SI” command (“send immediately”) in the Control tab to request the weight:
Kern KCP command

Further information on the Kern Communications Protocol can be found in this PDF document.

Kern has also produced a video showcasing the protocol (using their BalanceConnection software, not 232key Pro):