In the HowTo section you can find some examples for performing typical tasks with the ISCNAnalyser dll.

Generally, the class library must be referenced from the project you want to use it with.  From the menu 'Project' select 'Add references'. The ISCNAnalyser dll is located in its installation directory (normally C:\CyDAS\).

Add an 'Imports' statement in your class or form before the beginning of the class statement:
Imports ISCNAnalyser

When you use an older version of Visual Basic (e.g. VB 6) or Visual Basic for Applications, it is important to complete the installation with 'regasm'. Open a DOS session, go to the installation directory, and enter the command:

regasm ISCNAnalyser.dll /tlb

With those versions, only the main functionality of the ISCNAnalyser dll can be used, but that will be generally enough.

Installation Guide

A complete Installation Guide can be found here.

Task descriptions

Analysing a monoclonal karyotype

shows how a simple karyotype can be broadly analysed.

Analysing a polyclonal karyotype

shows how a polyclonal karyotype is analysed

Graphical representation of the aberrations found in a number of cases

shows how graphics are drawn representing information gained from above

Integration into an MS Access database

shows how the class library can be integrated into an MS Access database and how karyotypes can be analysed there.

Other tasks

Retrieving data from the Mitelman database

explains how ISCN data from the Mitelman database can be retrieved as a plain text file for use with CyDAS.

Information on Data Formats

describes the data formats available for the online analysis of large data sets. This HowTo is also available in German:
Informationen zu Datenformaten.

ISCN Error Analysis

describes frequent errors in ISCN formulae, the corresponding CyDAS error messages, some back ground on the error, and solutions. This HowTo is also available in German:


A "Frequently Asked Questions" page will be established later.