Clicking on DAX Control Panel in SDR Bridge Brings Up Empty Box

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I have been getting used to the powerful combination of SDR Bridge 1.0.0, CW Skimmer 1.8.3, WriteLog and the SSDR 1.2.1.  Some of it seems a bit unstable but it's easy to see the power in all this once any issues are flushed out.

One problem I have consistently is when in SDR Bridge in the Bridge Tab and I click on DAX Control Panel, I get a popup box titled DAX Control Panel v1.0.5.49, but the box is completely black and cannot be closed once opened.  This only happens when I launch the DAX control panel through Bridge. Launching the DAX Control Panel through the notification area works OK.

I am running a 6700 w/SSDR 1.2.1; Windows 8.1 x64.  Here is what I get every time.

Please let me know if you need any additional info.  Thanks again for making all this possible - I am truly having a blast.

 - Bob, W1RE

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Okay, I just re-read the Bridge instructions and I now understand better what is going on.

The instructions say you need to need to "initialize DAX Control Panel" or SkimSrv panel from the tray first due to the way Windows works.  While I did do this, I didn't realize that you shouldn't close the DAX Control Panel before trying to re-launch from Bridge.

Basically you need to open DAX control panel from the tray first and leave it open then clicking the button in the Bridge effectively minimizes and restores the control panel in a toggle manner.

Given this it's not really a bug but a bit of an odd behavior. Once you understand how it's supposed to work it works well - I clearly didn't understand it the first (half dozen) time(s) I tried it.

Hope this helps others understand better how this works.

 - Bob, W1RE