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  1. 4 points
    It would also be nice to have the shell menu option "Add to VIPM Library." on *.vip files and not only on *.vipc files. This way *.vip files can be added to the VIPM library from the windows explorer without having to install them.
  2. 3 points
    I'd love to see these three License-related improvements to VIPM: 1) First, a main window column showing the package license, so it becomes very easy to see whether a package is open source, freeware, proprietary/custom, or something else. It'd be nice if the column title could be clicked to sort sort packages by license type: 2) To complement this, a change to the filter box with options to filter by license type, or maybe a second filtering box for this specific purpose. This would further help those searching for packages to focus on finding one they can afford and actually use for new open source projects, which is particularly relevant now that LabVIEW Community Edition is going to bring in lots of new users who definitely aren't going to purchase proprietary add-ons: 3) Finally, it be interesting for the VIPM Community Edition, specifically, to only allow the creation of open source packages, what would create a clear barrier to those who might be thinking of using VIPM Community Edition for proprietary package creation. This could be done by changing the "License Agreement Name" (in VIMP Community Edition only) from a free form text field to a combo box listing only OSI-Approved licenses' SPDX codes, therefore making the intended purpose extremely clear. The default option could be BSD, with other popular OSI-Approved licenses listed below it, and less common ones (if requested) on a submenu: What do you think? 😊 PS: Re-posted with changes from the original in the VIPM 2020 Beta board.
  3. 3 points
    I have installed LABVIEW 2019, and I followed the procedures to make sure VIPM can communicate with VIPM 2018.0.0f2: https://support.jki.net/hc/en-us/articles/214135683-Resolving-issues-with-VIPM-connecting-to-LabVIEW But, still I do not see LABVIEW 2019 listed within the VIPM window: Any clue on how o solve this? Thanks
  4. 2 points
    I do not know what I am doing wrong: I have an account on https://www.vipm.io/ where I can log in. I have VIPM installed and it was just recently automatically updated. I am able to install i2 JSON for 2018-64 I am not able to log in for "community" or "free" status. When I choose in the new window "Use existing JKI account" I get an error message, when using the account data for www.vipm.io. I also get an error when choosing "Sing up for a new JKI account". When pressing "Forgot your password?" an new tab in the browser opens where I can write my mail address and it tells me that an email was sent. However, I nether get the mail, nor is it gone to my spam folder. What can I do to solve this. I rely in my largest project on the OpenG lib and the MGI lib, which was not a problem to install in previous time. Best regards Wolfgang Kilian
  5. 2 points
    Hi, I am having an issue with functions palette I generate in VIPM. The palette is generated and behaves correctly in LabVIEW, however, when I click "show in palettes" in VIPM after installing toolkit, instead of my functions palette, Agilent 34401 palette is displayed. Any idea what might be wrong?
  6. 2 points
    Some advanced users are asking for support to install VIPM for Windows onto a Docker container. This would allow creating fully automated build processes that spin up virtual machines that have LabVIEW and VIPM installed on them, so that VI Packages can be created automatically.
  7. 2 points
    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 free text and if data isn't entered correctly then it can cause issues with parsing. So I created something I call the Specification Manager. It's a small utility that is intended to only be used by validation test case developers to add new specifications to the database of available specifications that can be tested, or to add new hardware for use in the validation tool. I built this tool in about 2-3 days as a way of trying out the JKI Flat UI 2.0 and the Design Palette. Here's the home screen of the tool: Some things that I think make this a nice UI: Dark background (76, 76, 76) and a nice pop of vibrant color, the icon for the tool uses the same two colors to provide consistency All native windows elements are hidden as this tool is very small and simple, there's no need for a toolbar, etc. Our company uses Century Gothic as a common font in many places, so I used that for some of my UI elements (title bar, specifically) System Chiselled Line separating workflow components of the tool. That horizontal line doesn't look like much, but it's a visual separation of the two things you're supposed to do with this tool. 1) select a file path, 2) manipulate the individual .spec files Listbox to store data - I hate working with listboxes, but I think they are the best UI element for storing continuous data. They look way better than any array I've seen when the data is simple. To add a new specification to the library, you press 'add' and get a dialog window that's a sort of wizard: I used the JKI built-in buttons here to give some sort of icon to the various specifications that can be created. I also changed the color scheme of this wizard to 'light' to signal to the user that this is a dialog/configuration type window and not really part of the core functionality of the utility. If this were a project for a wider audience, I would have customized them a bit more, but as-is, I think it's okay. The symbols are kind of meaningless as the library isn't as vast as I'd like it to be. After selecting the type of specification, you enter the name of it: This screen continues to use consistent fonts, and buttons from the previous screen. Pressing 'Continue' gets you to the heart of what this application is intended to do, modify specifications. (*I typed in random data, please don't double check these against the actual specifications of the 6218 - I will not be using this data in production) I used an array of customized clusters containing the JKI Flat UI 2.0 numerics and enums, then used some more of their pre-built buttons at the bottom for continued navigation. I used the same pop of color on the cancel button, mostly for fun, but also as a way of drawing immediate contrast between the other two operations that the buttons provide. That's about it! This is an internal-only tool, but I think that editing specifications using this small purpose-built utility will be easier than us using Excel to do the same thing. Overall impressions of the Flat UI 2.0 library: Pros: good selection of commonly used buttons and controls, consistent theme across numerics, strings, enums, file paths, and buttons - makes a consistent UI easy to build Color customization of buttons is easy, including customization of the hover-state (which I did to the 'X' button on the home screen of the utility) Wishlist: As with any library of icons and UI elements - a wider selection. I had a hard time finding icons for my 'Add Specification' wizard screen and had to reach pretty far Design palette only launches when using the left ctrl+shift buttons, it'd be nice for it to work with either left or right Cons: Working with the String controls and indicators was a little strange. There are actually two resizable elements in a single control, one for the frame/background and one for the actual text field. I had to be careful when resizing the control to make sure that both fields were resized correctly. Also the front panel snapping meant that the border around the text area was easy to lose if the text field itself was resized incorrectly. I will probably continue to use the UI library for the internal only developer tools, but for the main applications that I'm working on there is still heavy customization specific to my company that I will continue to have to do. Thanks for reading - feel free to ask any questions about the design choices or other elements of the UI for this tool.
  8. 2 points
    Got same error from time to time. Have to restart LabVIEW. LabVIEW 2019 32bit Windows 7 Pro.
  9. 2 points
    This may be due to the Wayland X server. If you are using Wayland, try switching to the Xorg X server and see if the command works.
  10. 2 points
    For the fact that one could use a 3rd party additional software for $ 499 only one year meaningfully is pure rip-off. JKI, never again !!
  11. 2 points
    In version 1.0.3 we've added System Arrays to the "System" theme of the JKI Design Palette. There are two different System Arrays arrays. 1) There's one with a "System Spin Control" for the Index Display (with increment and decrement buttons), which is nice because it's similar to the other array controls (Classic, etc.) 2) There's another one with a "System Numeric" for the Index Display (without increment and decrement buttons), which is nice because sometimes you don't want/need the increment and decrement buttons. These are really useful for creating nice System themed UIs with controls like the ones shown below. Have fun!
  12. 2 points
    Nice. The empty clusters and arrays now work without issues! Here is a suggestion for the existing clusters/arrays that contain a delete me button (in case you need to keep it after the latest upgrade): why not make the text hidden and the color transparent so it won't even appear (since it is going to be deleted anyway) And for the decorations, I suggest that you put the decoration on top of an transparent empty cluster that will get deleted after being placed on the FP (in a similar approach to the above).
  13. 2 points
    Yeah I was able to replicate the issues that you described. Creating and empty array/cluster caused all the controls to disappear on the palette. That is why the existing clusters in the palette contains a dummy "Delete Me" control :). You can do the same with a decoration to add it to the palette: AA
  14. 2 points
    Show Labels of All Controls in the JKI SDP (Ctrl+L) You can show or hide the labels of all the controls in the JKI SDP by pressing Ctrl+L. Press Ctrl+L to show labels on all the controls: Press Ctrl+L again to hide the labels
  15. 2 points
    Ideas and Features: Add other commonly used controls that aren't supported Clusters, arrays, subpanels, decorations, etc. Add more advanced controls Animated Menu Toggled controls (such as one button that does start + stop function) Custom Radio Selectors (paging/tabbing) Draggable Navbar UI templates Merge VIs Other commonly used modern UI building blocks Let us know if you have any others! Post an Idea or Feature Request Now.
  16. 2 points
    Hello Jim, It used to be that older versions of VIPM could connect to the newest versions of LABVIEW. Is there any particular reason why this changed? This issue seems to have happened from the VIPM 2018 Version because it was a major update. Is this going to happen for all versions of VIPMs in the future? The problem is that I have a licence for VIPM 2018, and now I can't use VIPM 2018 with LABVIEW 2019 (I won't be able to generate VIPC files without the licence). thanks Helcio
  17. 2 points
    Get the JKI State Machine Editor (just check VIPM for package updates) Version 2013.4.0.186 This new release adds a right-click option called "Find Data Accessors" to Bundle by Name and Unbundle by Name nodes in a JKI State Machine. Using this feature will open a dialog showing all the frames of the JKI State Machine that access the data, as shown below:
  18. 2 points
    I found one problem that occurs to me. "Find Data Accessors" is available in any VI (not only JKI State Machine) for the Unbudle by Name function, but its call does not cause the appropriate list to be displayed in the dialog box, although the application is started and consumes processor resources. Calling it several times on a notebook with an i5-4210M processor results in 100% CPU load. I've attached a screenshot for the FMSM example from LabVIEW example projects. As you can see, also Add Dynamic Events and JKI State Machine Editor... are visible - only when pop-up on Bundle/Unbundle by Name.
  19. 1 point
    A recent conversation on LAVA: https://lavag.org/topic/21631-anybody-having-problems-with-vipm-2020-and-how-can-i-get-vipm-2019/?tab=comments#comment-132642 Suggest multiple LabVIEW developers are unhappy with the 2020 version of VIPM. I think you have been a bit aggressive in the number of changes, and you need to quickly get on top of some of the issues. You need a 2020.1 version soon.
  20. 1 point
    Always forward, Jim I don't want to bring up the "increased performance" argument. I mean, we're using LabVIEW after all. Nobody who's using LabVIEW can seriously play the performance card. I regularly see VIPM using over 1GB of memory and sometimes crashing with an "out of memory" error - although that might be due to the ridiculous 4GB of total memory available on that machine. How long before that goes to 2GB, 3GB? We've had 64bit on windows for 15 years now. I think it's time to move on. At least give us the option. Surely VIPM isn't depending on modules that don't exist in 64bit land
  21. 1 point
    Alin, Thanks for the detailed description of the bug. It helped me to reproduce it. I have recorded this issue as Case 18752 for consideration. I can't promise when this will be fixed but we will inform you when that happens. Since JKI State Machine Editor is open source, you can post any issues in GitHub: https://github.com/JKISoftware/JKI-State-Machine-Editor/issues Take care and stay safe.
  22. 1 point
    And it works perfectly now, thanks!
  23. 1 point
    Hi Sam. VIPM 2020 works a little bit differently. It hangs around in memory for a little bit in case someone uses it again -- this way, it's much more responsive. Yet, it's changed the observed behavior around exactly when the package list refreshes. This is something we're working on and should be improved in the next release.
  24. 1 point
    That did the trick. Curious - I thought that ran everytime you opened VIPM. Is that true? Does it only automatically do it on some schedule? I swear I had restarted VIPM.
  25. 1 point
    John, check out "Test Runner Pre-build action.vi" in the 1.0 release. I'm not sure what the current version is on LVTN, but you can find 1.0 on GitHub: https://github.com/JKISoftware/Caraya/tree/release/1.0.0/src The first snippet below is the Pre-Build action itself, the second is the actual guts of where the test gets invoked. Let me know if that doesn't get you started in the right direction or you have more questions.
  26. 1 point
    @Voklaif We dug into it and it turns out to be a LabVIEW bug. The solution is for the user (you) put a To Variant function before the call to Flatten to JSON String, since the bug seems to be inside the coercion dot (and the To Variant function doesn't seem to have that problem). Note: here's the bug (and fix) reduced to a very simple example (example VI also attached for anyone who wants to play with it)... Coerce to Variant Fail (LV2019).vi
  27. 1 point
    I tried installing the new VIPM2017 for Linux in a clean Fedora 27 virtual machine just to give it a try but I can't get it to do anything. I followed the two basic steps: 1) install LVRTE 2015SP1 which installs without any problems or errors 2) copy JKI folder to /usr/local as described in the instruction.txt When launching vipm I just get the blunt error: No such file or directory as shown below sudo ./vipm sudo: unable to execute ./vipm: No such file or directory What could be the problem and how could it be resolved?
  28. 1 point
    I try to use the toolkit when it does not crash 😉 and enjoy it a lot, but I've just found that there is no buttons with icons for such often used actions as Read, Write, Send, Receive. Also, there could be more "specialized", like Query, Execute, Init, DeInit, etc. Are there plans to expand the toolkit, or there is some specific reasons why those (at least more common Read/Write, etc.) are not implemented in the toolkit? Thanks a lot, Sincerely, Ivan.
  29. 1 point
    I was able to fix this by setting vip files to open with VIPM File Handler.exe by default.
  30. 1 point
    I've been using VIPM for years to access the LabVIEW Tools Network. Recently, one of my machines was set up with a User Account (where I do most of my work) and a separate Admin account. A while ago, I tried to install EasyXML and got a strange error (among other things, I was told the package was not compatible with my OS nor any version of LabVIEW installed on my computer). Turns out the "fix" was to run VIPM from my Admin account. But do I learn? No, months later, I try to install another package. Similar error. While browsing this Forum, I run across my previous note and see "Run VIPM as Administrator", which (are you surprised?) fixes this "new" error. You'd think I would have learned my lesson, but I can at least pass on this warning. Bob Schor
  31. 1 point
    I have only one question. Why are previous versions not provided to download? Thank you
  32. 1 point
    JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0.1 is now available with New Controls and Various Improvements (functional, cosmetic, and search)... This builds on the 2.0 release and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Release Notes New Controls - Text Only Button (“Blank” Button with no Icon -- just text) - File Open Button (120x40 button with File Icon and "Open" text) - File Path Control with folder icon for browse button (in addition to one with a plus “+” icon) - Borderless Cluster (with very small border/edge, which is nice for making arrays of items where extra visual space between elements is not desired) - System Cluster (uses a system recessed frame as cluster border) - System Array (uses a system recessed frame as the array border and a system numeric as the index display) - VISA Resource (looks similar to the existing Flat UI Controls 2.0 Combo Box) Functional Improvements - Mechanical actions of all buttons set to “Latch When Released” (since it tends to be the most commonly used) - String control is now resizable (Removed extra string controls) - Numeric control is now resizable (removed extra string controls) Cosmetic Improvements - Fixed text size and font of combo box control’s display and drop-down list - Improved drop shadows of buttons (it’s a little sharper looking now) - Set all label colors to be consistent across the theme (122,122,127) - Fixed inconsistencies in font size in various controls Search Improvements - Added some some tags to controls for improved search-ability - Added “Flat” tag to all Flat UI Controls - Added “button” tag to all buttons - Fixed typo on “Transparent Boolean” control Download and Installation: Option A - Download and install with VIPM Option B - Run the JKI Design Palette (Tools >> JKI Design Palette) and click the Updates button on the navbar.
  33. 1 point
    Use case : When working / debugging on a PreBuild or PostBuild action VI, I sometime keep the Pre/Post Build VI' FP & BD open for debugging in the context in which it was opened by LabVIEW when the build was started (NI.LV.MxLvProvider context instead of the usual main application context that you can see at the bottom left corner of the VI windows). When I am in this context, if I open the JDP, try to drag a control onto the front panel of the VI that is in the NI.LV.MxLvProvider context it doesn't work The work-around is to drag the control into another VI in the main app context, cut it and past it on the VI in the other context Not a big problem because I rarely do UI in that context but thought I'd mention it anyway. See video : feedback JDP.mp4
  34. 1 point
    Hello JKI Team & Community, I'm having trouble activating the JKI Design Palette, specifically requesting the activation code. Labview throws an Network Time Limit Error when submitting the mail adress (see attached image). The error is consistent within the corporate network (proxy/firewall) and on the unrestricted mobile hotspot. Using Windows 10, Labview 2015 (32bit) Looking forward to trying the new controls, Cheers
  35. 1 point
    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 instances with the JKI enum, then I went back to my typedef and reverted it to the boring classic style.
  36. 1 point
    Ah, I got it... See if this works -- I just tried it on my computer and I think it does... 1) Open your type definition in the control editor (right click on it and choose Open Type Def.) 2) In the control editor, select the enum... 3) Follow steps #1-4 in my previous post. 4) Save+close the type definition Does that do it?
  37. 1 point
    I'm using Open AF Method plugin and today when I installed Design Palette with Flat UI 2.0 I noticed that whenever I click on Open Method.. popup menu option, Design Palette gets opened too. It's annoying to close it every time I go from "Send message" vi to the method. Cheers, Patryk
  38. 1 point
    I used the previous "light" themed Flat UI Controls in my application and was excited about the update. There is no "light" theme in Flat UI 2.0 (or I'm missing something)? Regards Christoph
  39. 1 point
    Hi Jim, thank you the error has gone.
  40. 1 point
    It wasn't my video, just a forum topic of the tool i'm using. You can find my recorded example below. Even though I unpin the palette and close the window, it is still being opened.
  41. 1 point
    Never mind. It appears my JKI state machine was a older version after the upgrade I was able to access explorer option.
  42. 1 point
    Hello everyone, Fist of all thank you for your Tools that are very helpfull. I'm trying to use the HTTP JKI REST drivers with an HTTPS website but I need to go trough a Proxy. How is it possible to desribe the PROXY settings with this driver? Thank you by advance.
  43. 1 point
    Hello! Where can I download the latest versions of the state machine and the state machine editor as a vip file (there is no Internet access on that computer)? Or maybe you can get out of any directory when installing via vipm? https://github.com/JKISoftware/JKI-State-Machine/releases? here?
  44. 1 point
    Open "Compare to Constant.xnode" with a text editor. Near the bottom, delete the two items "Untitled 4 (SubVI)" and "Untitled 5 (SubVI)" Then it will build.
  45. 1 point
    Yep, the new version works well. Many thanks!
  46. 1 point
    The issue is because I renamed the event case to "Idle" from "" (empty string). Renaming the case name will resolve this issue.
  47. 1 point
    Jim, Here is a simple example. Note it appears that also text files (and perhaps any non-LV files) are affected. The .vipb file is from 2017. Sam Simple Example.zip
  48. 1 point
    Sorry for my late answer, I am very bussy at work. Yes, I've tried. There a many placeholders. For examples: So, a lot of work to do. But OK. New technology (LV NXG), new philosophy, new tools... It is better to start the new project directly in NXG. But another problem in NXG 2.1. I have instaled JKI SM 2.0 and there is an option to start the new project with JKI SM. But... if I need to add JKI SM to new, empty VI I'm not able to do it. In new JKI SM project, there is also a lack of Close Reference in "Data: Cleanup" state. I am sorry for so many questions and comments, but I often use JKI SM and recommend it to my students as the next step with programming in LabVIEW (something more then a simple state machine). Regards
  49. 1 point
    Tell me where to download the latest version state machine
  50. 1 point
    I have a colleague that is interested in learning LabVIEW and I want to get him started on the JKI SM (and SMOs) right out of the gate. Are there any ready-made presentations that demonstrate the common pitfalls facing a new developer, and how the JKI SM handles them? Thank you, Jim
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