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VIPM 2020 is sporting a completely new visual design that's both more modern and fun to use! We based it on the JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0. Here are a few screenshots below! You can download VIPM 2020 today! Main UI Package Builder Options Window VIPM Browser (more details here) Windows System Tray Notification (more details here) Download VIPM 2020 today!
One nice feature of VIPM 2020 is that it detects which LabVIEW version is active and will automatically "target" that LabVIEW version (and it's smart about when you change the target). After using this a while, I've found that I can safely forget about having to tell VIPM Browser which LabVIEW version I'm using (since I have years of experience setting the target drop down in the VIPM Main listbox). In VIPM Browser, there are cases where you have more than on LabVIEW version open and you might need to be certain about which LabVIEW version is actively being targeted. When more than one LabVIEW version is open, VIPM Browser displays which version is active/targeted by VIPM, and displays that LabVIEW version in the titlebar. Download VIPM 2020 today!
When using the new VIPM Browser, the Windows System Tray Icon will show a spinning package icon while installing/uninstalling, and then will provide a Tray Notification when the operation is complete. Note: You can close the VIPM Browser while you're installing/uninstalling packages. When you open it again, it will show you the results. Download VIPM 2020 today!
VIPM Browser The "VIPM Browser" window (below) is new feature that provides a fast way to search and install packages. To open the VIPM Browser, do any of the following: Click on the Windows Start menu and type "VIPM Browser" Double-click the "VIPM Browser" desktop icon Double-click on the VIPM Browser system tray icon (which will be visible when LabVIEW or VI Package Manager are running) Right-click on the VIPM Browser Windows system tray icon and choose Open VIPM Browser Click on the Open "VIPM Browser" link on the VI Package Manager main UI Choose the Window >> VIPM Browser menu item in VI Package Manager's menubar. Search Type a search query and view the results. You can give a star to a package you like and see which packages have been given stars and installed by other users (along with some stats). Note: Only public packages can be starred and/or show statistics. Select a Package Install a Package Two UI Sizes: Big Mode and Compact Mode You can toggle between the big mode and compact mode by using the Collapse/Expand button. Small Mode The "small mode" is designed to not take up much space. Note: In "small mode", the VIPM Browser window will float on top of LabVIEW. It won't do this in "big mode" A checkmark indicates a package is already installed. Click a package to select it. Tip: Keyboard navigation You'll find that <tab>, <shift+tab>, and the <up>/<down> arrow keys work great for navigating the search results list -- give it a try. Once, you found a package, press <Enter> to select a package, install/uninstall it, and open it in LabVIEW Press <backspace> to go back a screen (until you get to the search results when backspace will start editing the search query) System Tray Icon The system tray icon tells you when VIPM Browser is running. It always shows when VI Package Manager is running. Note: when the VIPM Browser system tray app is running, the VI Package Manager UIs will open very quickly, since they don't need to be reloaded. The system tray icon runs when LabVIEW is running, and can even be configured to run when Windows starts up (right click on the System Tray icon and choose Options > to configure). See also: New Feature: Windows System Tray Notifications Download VIPM 2020 today!