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Everything posted by nathan-murphy

  1. Cross posting here for visibility: Building a basic plugin-based application with HAL using JKI SMO, MGI Solution Explorer, and LabVIEW 2020 interfaces - NI Community Happy to answer any questions about the design process or application. Thanks for checking it out! -Nate
  2. Running as Admin worked - but that's a nasty workaround that I don't really want to continue having to do. Appreciate any thoughts or if there's any debug info that you want me to share.
  3. Hey all - anyone seen this issue? I installed VIPM 2020 as part of a LabVIEW 2020 installation from NI Package Manager. When I tried to launch VIPM I went through the setup options, selected Free User, and selected to Sign in later. Then VIPM went to the splash screen, the loading bar made it about halfway across, and then the window just closed. No errors, no indication of what might have failed. Thinking it was an installation issue, I downloaded the latest VIPM from JKI.net and tried again - this time I wasn't prompted for what kind of user I was, but the window closed again at t
  4. In my case, the Main UI doesn't really do anything in the background, so I didn't have to worry about it blocking. If you have a case where you have a running VI that needs to continue to load, you can call the dialog window by reference using an Asynchronous call by reference, and check to see if the VI has finished executing in the timeout case of the Main VI (assuming the Main VI is something similar to a JKI State Machine).
  5. Hey Ruslan, Thanks - I was able to take that dialog window out of my project pretty easily. Not sure what version of LabVIEW you're using, so I saved it back for 2013 just in case. The one dialog window is effectively two clusters stacked on top of each other. First I make the selection cluster visible, then when a user selects which option they want, I hide that cluster and the Name and Apply buttons are visible beneath it. Happy to answer any questions you've got on it. -Nate Add New Specification.vi
  6. Hey Ruslan, What specifically do you like about it? Anything you dislike or don't agree with? I can probably share my front panels so you can play with the colors, etc. but I don't think I can share the code due to the NDA/IP rights with my company. If you're looking for something in particular about it I can probably share a screenshot or explain how/why I did certain things. The actual code isn't really all that magical. I think it's just a JKI State Machine doing some logic to get data to and from a file. -Nate
  7. Not a good sign that there were no replies here, but it's worth a shot. After successfully building my application for months, I am also now getting this same error on the same VI. Were you ever able to find a resolution to the problem?
  8. You're really making me think harder now about my cons and wishlists! Thanks to you and the team for the continued refinement of the tool!
  9. In any validation setting, the tolerances around measured and reported values is critical, and so is tracking the tolerances for any given parameter being measured, with any measurement device or sensor. To automate the calculation of these ranges and limits within our overall application, we must track the specifications of any of these parameters. This used to be done using a peer reviewed excel table, and was loaded into LabVIEW using the Report Generation Toolkit. This had several drawbacks, but that's not the point of this post. The point is that using Excel means that any text becomes fr
  10. I think I might be able to share this specific utility I'm working on. It's a very small piece in the big picture of what I'm working on, and I use little utilities like this to try out new toolkits, modules, or LabVIEW components to see what might be worth bringing into our more mainstream code. In this case, the utility I'm working on is an accuracy specification management tool. I can probably post a few screenshots and thoughts on the UI development once I finish it up.
  11. Ah - yep, that worked! I usually try and keep my styles separate from the data types, rather than have my type defs styled a certain way, too. But I think for the convenience of not having to recreate my enum and still have it linked to the typedef then this is worth it. Thanks again Jim Edit: I opened my classic enum typdef, replaced it with the jki one, then to avoid replacing all instances of the type def with the JKI one, I went back to my front panel that I wanted to change, used the quick drop shortcut ctrl + p and selected my typedef. That replaced just the inst
  12. The quick drop worked, but the replacement control was no longer linked to my typedef in the same way that the built-in quick drop replacement works. (The gif I recorded would have shown this)
  13. Also, I tried attaching a .gif of the behavior but the forum site kept giving error -200 and saying 'upload failed' - I tried another browser and had the same issue. Weird, since yesterday I was able to upload a gif no problem.
  14. I have a type def'd enum (not strict) and I want to change the style of it from classic to the JKI Flat one for my UI. Using a quick drop shortcut, I can easily change from system, to NXG, to classic, etc. The JKI flat controls don't show up in quick drop (as far as I can tell?) so I can't use the ctrl+p shortcut to replace it. I can use the right-click menu and navigate to where the control is on disk and replace it that way, but then it loses all of the items in the enumeration. Is there any way to support the same quick drop replacement shortcut to maintain enum items? (I know that I can us
  15. Story of my life when dealing with LabVIEW UI elements... Thanks for the explanation - I'll keep that in mind when placing buttons on my UI. I tend to put icon-only buttons in the horizontal mode for space saving, or I'll put the text underneath an icon similar to the ribbon in Microsoft Applications, or the left-bar in their newer applications (Teams). Combination of icon and text center aligned in a Laid Out Horizontally layout, and stacked vertically in the same space: Icons and Text all center aligned: Of course, this all heavily depends on how
  16. Right-clicking on the button also doesn't provide the menu option 'Browse Options.' You have to right-click in the path area itself to select that.
  17. Another minor thing, the button behaves differently from the buttons in the built in path controls. Clicking the button will always trigger the file dialog prompt, versus the other buttons which won't open the dialog if the Mouse Up doesn't happen on the button. Update: Fixed file posted below:
  18. The default icon for the Flat Path Control is the 'Add' icon. I would expect it to be something more an Open Folder icon, as in the System Path Control in Windows 10.
  19. When stacking buttons vertically, I noticed that the icons in the buttons are not aligned. I noticed this when comparing it to a similar menu in a built-in windows application. The icons are generally aligned with each other, and the text is all aligned to the left as well. It would be nice if there was either another set of buttons for left-align menus. In fact, it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks this: Flyout menu from the Design palette: Buttons as dropped on my Front Panel from the Design Palette:
  20. To pair with the 'Save' and 'Save As' buttons, it'd be nice to have built-in buttons for other common file operations. Take the File menu from Windows 10 Wordpad as an example. The ones missing from this would be 'New', 'Load', 'Email', and 'Exit'.
  21. I get this error when trying to submit feedback from the Design Palette: Could be related to me having to do an offline activation?
  22. This isn't a problem that's specific to any kind of SMO or any computer. If I have an application that uses an SMO and I put a breakpoint in the Process VI, then the application finishes as normal, the development environment slows to a crawl. Closing and re-opening the project is enough to get the dev environment back to normal, but I'm wondering if anyone else using SMOs has seen this before? Any tips on how to avoid this from happening?
  23. @Jim Kring Just tried it out. I downloaded and installed from the download link from option A, which installed again. Then VIPM said there was an update available which installed I entered my email address and was prompted for an offline activation. The link took me to the form with all of my information pre-filled (nice touch!) and I was able to activate with no issues! All good here now. Thanks for the quick fix
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