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  1. Hi Michael, Just curious if this feature is now available. Thanks! Regards, Anthony
  2. Ah, okay great, thank you. I actually converged on this solution before I even saw the post here. I am noticing a trend, my last issue required the use of that Varray to Vcluster, this seems to be a useful one for XML toolkit Is there any documentation that explains why some data types work and others don't?
  3. I am having an issue with reading back XML data that was written with the XML toolkit. It must be something simple that I am missing here. CantReadXML_Data.vi
  4. One of my colleagues that I work with uses Perl to read & write XML files. One on the features that he likes most about this is that the XML files are extensible in the sense that more information can be added to the files later without breaking previous code that was used to write and read the original version of the files before additional information was added. I was wondering if there is some tip or trick to having this same capability with the VI's available in the XML toolkit. One way that I was thinking of was instead of using "Easy Read XML File.vi" directly I could read the al
  5. Yes, that is what I was looking for. Thank you very much. Just out of curiosity, within the XML VIs, when writing values to the XML file does it use the OpenG VI "Format Variant Into String" ? Thanks, Anthony
  6. In an application that we are using, we have many variables, they are stored in a data structure as variants although their type varies. I would like to be able write their names and values out to an XML file using a string as the name and just the variant as the value. This works for one element, however when I try to write them all out using an array I get Error 1. I have attached the VI. Maybe there may even be a better method for doing this, any suggestions are welcome. Thanks Write Variable Name and Value.vi
  7. Hi Michael, it has been a few months since we talked about this feature. I am just wondering if this is something that is likely to be available soon or is kind of on the back burner for the moment. I guess I am just trying to figure out if I should put the effort into a work-around (which means rebuilding packages etc..), or just deal with it the way it presently is because a solution will be available soon. Thanks
  8. Hi Michael, All of my packages thus far have RFI as the custom category. But there is a level below this custom category (the Functions level) that I want VI's to be added from different packages, I am not sure if this is possible or not. I am attaching my source code with the two packages that I am hoping that their VIs can be consolidated under 1 Functions palette. The 2 packages with VI's to be consolidated under 1 Functions palette. (The name of this Functions Palette is "RFI Comparison Tools") rfi_lib_valid_number_expression- rfi_lib_within_percentage--
  9. Yes, I have RFI as a custom category and under RFI I have RFI Comparison Tools as the Functions Palette, and it is this palette that I would like to be able to add many VI's from different packages.
  10. So I have created some reusable VIs, packaged them, and had them install in my palette here: Functions\RFI\RFI Comparison Tools This worked great for the first package, but then when I created a another package of a reusable VI's and wanted them to install in the same palette as above, it just created a duplicate RFI Comparison Tools palette and installed these new VIs there. However I would like the previously installed VIs and these newer ones to all install on the same palette. What am I doing wrong? Let me know if you need me to post the packages or source code. Thanks
  11. The issue with the existing package is that if the input is not a predefined LV data type, the VI will morph the input, and the output becomes a variant where I now have to convert back to my original data type. So I have created a package with the same code but it drops the code onto the block diagram instead of the VI. But whether or not this is a breach of license I don't think depends on the designer's reason/motive, does it? I guess my question was a general one, rather than specific to this circumstance. But indecently this circumstance is an example of what I am generally concerned
  12. By the way, on another note. Is the way that I recreated this package compliant with OpenG's software licensing? In general is it okay to take any code under the BSD licensing and modify it to suit specific needs as long as the license and liability clauses stay intact?
  13. Hi Michael, Yes sir, this did it! Thanks for your help.
  14. LabVIEW version 8.5 on both machines. On the machine that worked, Windows XP, and on the machine that isn't working, Windows 7. Let me know if you need any other info. Thanks for the help http://forums.jki.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif
  15. I am somewhat new to using VIPM, thus far I have been enjoying it very much. It feels great to have a clean/streamlined way to create, organize, and manage all of our reusable VI's. One of our primary uses of LabVIEW where I work is to communicate with test equipment. We have a good deal of instrument drivers that we have written and also instrument drivers that we have downloaded from various places, mostly from ni.com. These instrument drivers are mostly in the Plug & Play form or the Project Style form. I am eager to create packages of these various instrument drivers. I was wo
  16. I am trying to install a package that built succesfully but getting an error at install and the install fails. The same package that is failing to install on my PC installed fine on another PC... I attached an image of the error message, the package that is not installing properly, and also the folder with the source code that was used to build the package. conditional_auto_indexing_tunnel.zip rfi_lib_conditional_auto-indexing_tunnel-
  17. We are using XML data format to store data that is being used on both a Linux machine and a Windows machine. On the Linux side the XML file is generated using Perl. One of the data types that are being written to the XML file is a hash, the hash is written to the file quite nicely and I would like to be able to write the data in the same way using Easy XML Toolkit. The data that is being written is just an array of 1's and 0's, so its really Boolean data in LabVIEW but because we want to see actual 1's and 0's I can just convert my Boolean array to 1's and 0's before writing. So I hav
  18. I am probably going to go through revisions of the source code, and at certain stages will rebuild the packages. I am thinking that I will only have to migrate my icons once though because they will then be embedded in the .vipm file for the next time I go to rebuild the package.
  19. I already have icons defined, I suppose I can copy them from old palettes using icon editor onto the icon of a VI, and then just keep this VI close by when creating palettes in VIPM so I can easily copy the icon over to new palettes.
  20. I am new to using VIPM and am exploring all the neat features available. One procedure I noticed to be a bit laborious is creating icons for the different virtual folders in the palette. I am sure that this question has been asked before, but is there some way to automate this? Maybe putting a icon.bmp or .ico file in each directory and this image can automatically be selected for the icon when "Autogenenerate Icon" is initiated. Thanks for any help
  21. Ahhhh, yes. That did it, as usual "operator error." Thanks Jim Thanks, Anthony
  22. I would like to be able to automatically generate a palette with my company name in the functions section of the palette. Then under my company name put different categories much like the OpenG palette is organized. Using the VIPM it seemed limited in the sense that you can only go 2 layers deep. For example I have a VI called "Is String Numeric?" I would like to put this VI here: Functions\RFI\Comparison\Is String Numeric. How do I add these extra layers? I know that if Fucntions\RFI already exists then in VIPM I can set the Category to Comparison and then browse to Fucntions\RFI for my funct
  23. Is this example available in LabVIEW 8.5 also? I had all the VIs downconverted, but the acme_lib_example_vi_package-1.0.1-1.vip is only compatible with LabVIEW versions 8.6. Thanks for your help
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