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  1. 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.
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    Hi all, First, thank you JKI for your great tool that makes the design of my UIs so much easier! I successfully added my own themes and controls to the JKI Design Palette but I noticed some controls are not supported. Arrays and clusters with no elements: data structures like arrays and clusters require to have elements to be added to the Palette. Adding arrays or clusters that don't have elements make all the controls in the JKI Design Palette disappear as shown below. In the future, I think it would be great to be able to add our own arrays and clusters that don't have a type to the Palette. Decorations: decorations can't be added to the Palette. I tried to add my own decorations to the Palette and it looks like they are not supported. It didn't make the other controls disappear like above but I think it would be a great improvement to have access to decorations (classic or our own) via the JKI Design Palette. Best, Benoit
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    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.
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    My welcome screen looks ugly. Why is the font way too large for the allocated space, see picture? (LV 2019, Windows 10)?
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    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 use the Item Names property to recreate the enum, and that's what I did for my application, but it would be nice to have the same functionality for the Flat UI controls.)
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    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?
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    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:
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    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.
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    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 the user plans on interacting with the UI. In my case, the applications I'm working on a very document centric and have lots of configurations and menus, similar to Office applications. To keep the layout familiar to the user, I mimicked the Ribbon and File Menu ideas. Thanks for being so receptive to the feedback. I can tell just how much painstaking pixel pushing work went into these UI elements and am really loving the look and feel (and built-in color customization!) of the new controls.
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    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.
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    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'.
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    A mouse over hover effect has become standard in most major software UIs. This effect allows users to interact with controls in a more intuitive way and gives users confidence that they are making the selection that they intend. However there is a long standing NI bug that renders the hover effect inconsistent (see the discussion here: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/Button-Boolean-mouse-hover-not-working-on-64-Bit-LabVIEW/m-p/3944252#M1121887) Until NI makes a fix one 'solution' that I will employ is to disable the hover effect with the controls that I am using so that users do not get confused by a control stuck in a hover state.
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    So far it looks like issue is not existing anymore. Thanks
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    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?
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    I knew there should be an alternative 🤓
  16. 1 point
    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
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    Hi not sure if I'm misunderstanding but what's the use of "I want different colors" and "allow interaction" ? I don't see any different behavior when clicking on the UIs in "interactive" and non-interactive mode (colors do work). I also don't understand the colors, when dragging a UI to a FP (with different color) it changes back to default colors on the FP. Also "Allow interaction" - checkbox and left color box collide (see picture). Last but not least: how do you exit interactive and color mode? I had to restart LabVIEW. Regards Christioh
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    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
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    @Jim Kring Just tried it out. I downloaded and installed from the download link from option A, which installed 1.0.0.155 again. Then VIPM said there was an update available which installed 1.0.1.176. 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
  20. 1 point
    Hi all, I am having problems with running the JKI Design Pallet. I am getting this error when I sign in. Followed by Has anyone solved this problem with the sign in? I have JKI Flat UI Control 1.0 installed. Any help will be appreciated. Many Thanks
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    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 🙂
  22. 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
  23. 1 point
    Yes, issue resolved! Thanks for fixing it so fast. 👍
  24. 1 point
    DP.mp4 it also shows up at unexpected moments, e.g when doing a save all from the lvproj window see video
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    Yes, when the DP shows up as I open a project it is pinned. See attached video : I have a small project already open with the main.vi running Then open a DQMH project >> DP shows up pinned Untitled.mp4
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    I'm having the same issue, looking forward to a fix.
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    I suspected that but could not pinpoint which one could be causing the issue. I monitored the memory consumption to see if it is spiking during scrolling but it is not. I am not able to scroll all the way in neither classic nor Flat... And out of no where, i am sometimes getting the error below (even when the design palette is not open). I guess the palette continuously check for communication with the server in the background for some reason. Ali
  29. 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.
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    Hi Jim Yes i am able to use the palette if not scrolling. It is not freezing after a period of time. Below are also some observations: The palette will freeze if I: Select "System theme" from the combo box (the classic and flat works fine) Maximize the palette The palette will NOT freeze if a I scroll with a limited number of controls shown (for example when filtering to show only boolean controls)
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    Dear JKI Team, unfortunately the VIPM could not download the JKI Design Palette from the remote server. No problems with other packages. Kind regards from Germany and thanks for your really great tools! Peter
  32. 1 point
    I ran across a problem in a project where, after creating and initializing the class under test in the setUp VI, unbundling it in the test VI returns a default object rather than the one I instantiated. setUp.vi testCount.vi I've attached a project with the class under test (ListImp) and two test cases. Both test cases have (as near as I can tell) identical setUp code and identical code in the test method (testCount). However, one test passes while the other test fails. Any idea what's causing this? [Edit - The about box reports "version 3.0.1.294 (Feb 11 2019)".] [Edit 2 - Another piece of potentially relevant information is the Test_ListImp..._2 test class was brought forward from an older version of VI Tester. I don't know what version, but according to my repository it was sometime before Feb. 2013. The other test class (the one that passed) was created with the current version of VI Tester.] VI Tester Error.zip
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    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 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
  36. 1 point
    Hi, in our company we changed the Parse State Queue VI, so that we get the previous state in case we had an error. With this it was so much easier to debug the JKI-SM, because we were able to display the state, where the error occurred. Maybe this this an idea for the original Parse State Queue?? Here is an snippet based on the "old" Parse State Queue VI.
  37. 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.
  38. 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?
  39. 1 point
    Hi @Antoine Chalons. Yes, I can see how layers of nested array/cluster containers can be tricky 🙂 I'm glad you were able to figure it out, and get it working! Hope all is going well for you in general and on your LV projects.
  40. 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)
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    Hi @Jim Kring , I have tried out the new build(3.0.2) and it works fine for me. Thanks for the immediate fix Thanks, Bhargavi Gowri.
  43. 1 point
    Hi @JimKring, I have moved to the approach of creating the DOM reference in setUp.vi of Test Suite. I will let you know if I face any problem. For now, Thanks, Bhargavi Gowri.
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    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
  45. 1 point
    @Jim Kring I realize that this comment is almost 8 years later, but I can confirm that the UI does not appear to find any tests in classes contained in auto-populating folders.
  46. 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-
  47. 1 point
    Yep, the new version works well. Many thanks!
  48. 1 point
    No, CPU usage is high all of the time. Yes, Mass Compile is enabled (always). I reinstalled JKI State Machine, but still nothing. So, I have to remember to close the Block Diagram first or JKI SM Editor (Explorer in fact...). Maybe it is important or not... my LabVIEW version is 2018 (18.0f2)
  49. 1 point
    The issue is because I renamed the event case to "Idle" from "" (empty string). Renaming the case name will resolve this issue.
  50. 1 point
    Hi, Please help... I am trying to create a .vip that will install my LabVIEW project as a LabVIEW project template (note: I have done this process a few time before with no issues) I have my project that I want to make into a template, everything works perfectly. I configure the .vipb, I build and install the .vip. I check the destination to see if my files have installed to the correct location, they have. Here's where the problem kicks in...... I open my LabVIEW project that has installed in the destination, and notice that the .png files in my project some are missing and some are saying missing. In my project I have .png files in various .lvlibs. The first .lvlib in the project has the .png's showing, however showing as missing and the expected location is saying C:\ which is incorrect, it should be in the location where my .lvlib is in the destination. The other .lvlib's don't even show the .pngs in the LabVIEW project explorer. Now checking on disk all the png's are there and in the correct location. In summary it looks as if as part of the vip install it is removing the link the .lvproj has to my .png files VI Package Manager Version : 2018.0.0f1 Jul 21 2018 LabVIEW Version : 2016 (32 bit) OS : Windows 10 Pro Version 1803 Any help is greatly appreciated Thanks in advance. Kev
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