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  1. 3 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 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
  3. 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.
  4. 2 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.
  5. 2 points
    Got same error from time to time. Have to restart LabVIEW. LabVIEW 2019 32bit Windows 7 Pro.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 !!
  8. 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!
  9. 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).
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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:
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    I wanted to try JKI Flat UI Control 2.0 with LabVIEW 2020 Community Edition. However, the installation of JKI Design Palette always fails as it seems not supporting LV2020 (at least LabVIEW version 2020 is not listed). Any ideas?
  17. 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.
  18. 1 point
    Hello LV Gurus, I am creating a simple GUI to control a web (specifically RESTful web server) based DLI Web Power Switch Pro I have three problems: What is the "Base URL" Is it just the IP + port (e.g. http://192.168.0.100:80) or the whole URI including the path to the web server (e.g. http://192.168.0.100/restapi/relay/outlets/0/state/) Where and how do I insert the cross-site forgery ignore in the header (e.g. X-CSRF:x) with your REST API? The Default Header list does not include X-CSRF. Do you support Basic and/or Digest authentication? I get "Unauthorized" error messages using your PUT (or GET) methods returned in the Status String. I then proceeded to create a version of this GUI using cURL (via the System Exec node) to enable switch outlet 1 using "digest" authentication and it works: curl --digest -u admin:1234 -X PUT -H "X-CSRF: x" --data "value=true" "http://192.168.0.100/restapi/relay/outlets/0/state/" FYI: This is DLI guideline for using RESTful HTTP on their power switches Thanks in advance guys. You do wonders for us LabVIEW cogs! Relativity1
  19. 1 point
    Hello All! I'm working on integrating the Caraya test framework into our CI process. As of now, we are using a Jenkins server to manage our builds, but I'm looking to add our Caraya unit tests to that equation. I'm relatively new to the CI world, but have a good amount of experience using Carayas built in test reporting functionality (the text report version). Ideally, upon unit test failure I would like to have the full report sent to the user via email showing them which unit tests did not pass. I know some of this is handled on the Jenkins side, but I'm more so curious about how to properly invoke the unit test VI within my project so that the results and report are available to Jenkins so they can then be emailed. Any and all insights here would be much appreciated. Thank you!
  20. 1 point
    Thanks, I'll do that. Option 2 would be nice, but I've wished a few times that the Add Control or VI option allowed multiple selections as well. That seems like the more versatile option if only implementing one of the two is feasible. Side question: Any idea why Chrome freezes will VIPM is processing a (very) large package? Background: This package I'm working on is actually a message dictionary for one of my company's products that has 27 different communication nodes and over 1200 defined messages. Since LabVIEW does not support sparse enums, the best strategy I've found to convert this into a LabVIEW library so far is using VI scripting to convert all the #DEFINES into individual VIs that are simply numeric constants wired to an indicator. Essentially, these are "constant" VIs. The end result is the library ends up having ~1450 files in it by the time all is said and done. LabVIEW has generally handled this library fine as a local library I've copied into my projects, but I wanted to package it to make it more easily distributed and easier to keep up to date when our R&D engineers release new product software. Understandably, it takes a while for VIPM to process all these files and build a package, and after installing it takes a while to update the package list. I suppose all of that is to be expected, but what's interesting is that Chrome freezes while a few of these steps are occurring. Every other application on my computer is responsive.
  21. 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
  22. 1 point
    Thank you very much for that super fast reply and supported download link!!!!!! I will keep an eye on that release. Now I am happy again 😁😍!!!!!! Cheers Gregor
  23. 1 point
    Hi Jim, I just checked and it works great! Good idea to automatically delete the "Delete Me" element once the control is placed on the Front Panel. It also looks like the issue with the controls disappearing doesn't exist anymore. Thanks
  24. 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?
  25. 1 point
    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'.
  26. 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
  27. 1 point
    So far it looks like issue is not existing anymore. Thanks
  28. 1 point
    I am having difficulty creating a UI that scales well for monitors of different resolutions. For programs that have numerous indicators and controls the scaling issue can be especially challenging. The solution provided by NI to this issues as I have read it is to use splitter bars https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/Different-Screen-Resolutions-What-is-the-best-method/td-p/1749514 By using splitter bars you can get front panel objects to 'scale' within their pane by first grouping the controls/indicators and then right clicking the group and selecting 'scale object with pane' (although the controls often look distorted when scaling). However, this solution is only viable if you have a limited number of front panel items. When I have too many objects to be displayed on a single window I use tab controls to organize my front panel items. However, you can not use splitter bars within a tab control to so the objects placed on the tab control pages won't scale. https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Tab-Controls-with-Splitter-Bars/idi-p/990693 Are there any other viable solutions that people are using to solve this issue? Does it require sub panels? Are there any best practices?
  29. 1 point
    Hi Volks, i've tried out the new Flat UI 2.0 Controls. Therefore I installed the package using VIPM. First of all I found it quite annoying that every time labview starts the window with the control platte popped up and there's no quick to find way to disable this hence i uninstalled it. Every time I try to compile an application or start labview I'll get another annoying message: Can you name me a fix for this issue? I've no idea where the new control palette nested in. Thank you very much. Nice greetings and thank you for sharing your outstanding plugins / VIs 🙂
  30. 1 point
    Hi Jim, thank you the error has gone.
  31. 1 point
    The design palette shows up every time I open a LabVIEW project, is it the intended behavior? And is it possible to change this? Cheers
  32. 1 point
    Hello JKI, I found two issues on your recent release of JKI Flat UI controls V2.0. Those details are follows, 1. When I changing to true state on settings control, it shows different image instead of settings image. 2. When I try to enter values on numeric controls, the cursor hover expending beyond that control size. Typically, the cursor hover size would be within the numeric control size. I hope, these information's may help to improve changes on your Flat UI controls V2.0 Regards, SABARI SARAVANAN M
  33. 1 point
    Can i Link this case structure viewer to my existing case structure. i already created one VI using Enum based state machine.Now i want to convert it to JKI state machine.is there any possibility to convert with minimum changes instead of re-implementing.
  34. 1 point
    Hi JKI team, Firstly I want to thank you for generating the REST toolkit for LabVIEW, it seems pretty easy to connect the IoT cloud. I do, have some glitches when using it. I came across to this youtube demo ( Are you able to make an example to show how to use the tool? If that takes a while, would you please comment on 1. What's the input of Base URL? I used "api.favoriot.com" in my case. 2. Do you define the apiKey in one of the Default Headers? I did this but didn't seem to get anywhere. Your help is appreciated.
  35. 1 point
    I am using a class that I want to generate an xml to archive as final data. I can't just wire the class to the easy generate xml_jki Easy.vi. so I have to use a constant cluster and unbundle and rebundle. Is there an easier way to do this. Thanx Norm
  36. 1 point
    Hi Helcio, Yes, this happened in 2018. Our official statement about this is included in the release notes: "In order to best support our customers and ensure LabVIEW compatibility, VIPM supports new versions of LabVIEW as they are released. There are many instances where older versions of VIPM do not work well with newer versions of LabVIEW, due to changes in where/how LabVIEW and its files get installed." JKI has to provide support for each new version of LabVIEW as it's released, so we needed to align our support and releases with LabVIEW.
  37. 1 point
    single step sounds good - and should work in both direction Last/Next Step dynamic state generation - maybe JSON imported State"Objects" (export fct would be nice 2)
  38. 1 point
    I had a separate QD plugin for this, but I can't find evidence that I ever shared it with the community. You've just given "ctrl+space ctrl+q" back to me. Thank you. However, mine puts it exactly eight pixels from the output tunnel and pre-wires an empty String constant... Another feature to add might be my JKI State Machine Follower. It activates the current Case Structure case while the VI is running. Maybe? You'll save me "ctrl+space ctrl+f"... Thanks for all your work on this, Jim
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  40. 1 point
    Hi @JimKring I have attached the sample project, which demonstrates the issue that I am facing. I have also attached the image, which shows the DOM ref values in New.vi of test suite and setUp.vi of the test case. Please let me know if you need any details. Thanks, Bhargavi Gowri. Sample Code.zip
  41. 1 point
    Ruslan, I will suggest to leverage VIPM's capability. Refer this link: https://support.jki.net/hc/en-us/articles/214135803-How-do-I-transfer-packages-with-VIPM-to-a-non-networked-computer-
  42. 1 point
    Yep, the new version works well. Many thanks!
  43. 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
  44. 1 point
    @Jim Kring Ahaaaa- in my case, that folder already existed from a previous install; and the jki.conf it contained was owned (755) by the previous user of my machine... I recursively gave myself permissions through the whole folder, which cured the error 8; however, VIPM would then launch, and die silently while still at the splash screen.. So I blow away the whole JKI folder, and everything went fine from a clean start ;-) -Thanks for your help! ~Tom
  45. 1 point
    The OpenG Array Library 4.1.1.14 is not listed in VIPM from the JKI Package Network. I even tried refreshing, but it did not find the required library. Other observations: 1. I am able to see an older version 4.1.0.13 of that library in VIPM 2. I checked the website and was able to find the latest version But I want to understand why my VIPM is not listing it
  46. 1 point
    I've looked into the LabVIEW based API for VIPM, and was wondering if there is an equivalent for MacOS? In general, is there anyway to automate applying vipc files on MacOS? I'm looking to use VIPM as dependency management for a large application that supports windows and mac and I'd like to make applying a vipc part of the automated build process. I understand that the current VIPM API vi package is not compatible with MacOS. But on a low level it seems to just call an executable with key-value pairs as command line arguments, so I'm hopeful that VIPM on Mac is capable of similar functionality.
  47. 1 point
    Whoops, my bad. I don't really know VIPM very well. My co worker wrote: "I think you're looking at a re-packaged version of JKI VI Tester for MacOS that I made locally. VI Tester still shouldn't be available for mac through VIPM. "
  48. 1 point
    On my MacOS machine, VIPM can't find JKI VI Tester and all of the weblinks are vipm:// links and don't seem to work on MacOS. Is there a plan old download link for vi tester .vip file?
  49. 1 point
    I understand cleaning up references is generally a good thing, but is there a reason the JKI State Machine attempts to close the This VI reference of a VI that is in memory? This in my mind is basically a no-op and can be removed because the close can't remove the VI from memory since that is the VI that is running. Which brings me to question why we even get a copy of the This VI reference and put it in the shift register. If you have a property or invoke node set to the VI Server class "VI" then you can leave the reference unwired and it assumes "This VI", which is actually seen in the "Initialize Core Data" case. Is there a good reason to keep a copy of This VI in the cluster? And if so is there a good reason to have a Close Reference in cleanup?
  50. 1 point
    Hello JKI, I wanted to follow up on this issue as it seems that Deactivation still does not work when Binding a license in VIPM Pro. When a product uses this feature in VIPM, and a customer tries to deactivate, they are given an error "Unknown Error". This error is not given if a developer uses the "add-on Licensing Tool" inside LabVIEW and doesn't bind a license during build time. Here is how to reproduce the problem: Install TPLAT from VIPM: vipm://ni_lib_tplat License an LVLIB using TPLAT Standard Mode (Tools > Add-on Licensing Tool) Delete the licensed source code, but keep the .lf file that was created Create a VIPM build spec with the unlicensed lvlib Enable "Bind License to Library at Build Time" in "Licensing and Activation tab. Enable deactivation and use the credentials as described in your help document (http://jkisoft.com/vipm/docs/2014/index.html?turl=licensingactivation.htm) Build package Install Package on test machine Create a test license in SOLO server for the product Activate the product in LabVIEW with test license Deactivate the product in LabVIEW and receive an "UNKNOWN ERROR!" Has there been any investigation into this issue and is there any timeline for resolving it? Please let me know if you need any information from our side. Thanks for your help, David
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