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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'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
    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.
  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 was trying to apply a vipc using the API and it tells me 20.0 isn't a valid LabVIEW version. Digging into I found this: see attached image. Maybe you guys were a little too optimistic about the switch to NXG and figured wed never see 20.0?
  17. 1 point
    By the may thanks for an awesome toolkit and the quick response!
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    I always defaulted to using the renaming, and only turned it off in rare cases when renaming broke things. So for me on those rare occasions where I didn't rename, things did work fine. I've been pretty mindful of cross linking and avoiding it between source and install. Given that the only major reason to use rename is to avoid cross-linking I'm going to try to undertake a change to have everything non-renamed. I want to be consistent one way or the other and it seems there are cases when renaming breaks things, but I'm unaware of any case when not renaming breaks things (other than cross linking which can be avoided). My major development woes with this is going to be having a VI that used to call something like: <user.lib>\_Hooovahh\<Package>\Name_hooovahh.vi is now going to have to be updated to point to the Name.vi instead. I have some scripting code to help with this which can return the expected missing VI path, but this doesn't seem to work for VIMs. I already posted over on NI's forums here. Until I get a solution it will be lots of manually fixing VIs and rebuilding...then fixing all the active projects.
  20. 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?
  21. 1 point
    When I've installed and activated "JKI Design Palette", everything worked. But then, on LabVIEW restart, the following error occurs, and I can't launch the pallete. What could cause this issue please? Could there be something missing? Because VIPM does not show any missing dependencies... Also, I use the latest build of "JKI Design Palette", and LabVIEW 2017. Thanks a lot in advance, Sincerely, Ivan.
  22. 1 point
    I missed the part where you are using a VM for this. Are you accesing from a remote X session? If so, the root user will require some additoinal authorization to run GUI based applications in remote sessions.
  23. 1 point
    When the user clicks in the numeric control box, the bounds of the white field exceed the border of the control The user sees the background of the numeric control breaking through the border.
  24. 1 point
    Reading the above thread, does this mean that the Linux VIPM 2017 will only work on LabVIEW 2017 and not 2018 or 2019? If so, when does JKI anticipate a release of VIPM for Linux that supports newer versions of LabVIEW? Respectfully, David
  25. 1 point
    I hope for you that others which bought VIPM in 2018 see it the same like you. I bet they don't!!!! 🤣😆 I bet NI is also not amused, if people stay with LV2018 for ever. But hey! I don't care anymore, i found a work around.
  26. 1 point
    Well, that is not good!!!😠 In this case, a free update for those who paid for VIPM PRO would only be fair!!!
  27. 1 point
    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
  28. 1 point
    The design palette seems to work well for Boolean buttons, but is more difficult to use for other controls. For example, if I type "graph" I get firstly various buttons, then a number of graphs, but there's no way to tell what type of graph: waveform, XY, Intensity - even a chart gets shown here (because the filename on disk includes the word "Graph"). Suggested enhancements: text showing the name of the control currently selected (or under the pointer) in the same way as the LV Control menus the list of control types filtered to show only those which are part of the current search (same as the sizes are only those relevant) where the search text is a standard control type, then those are shown first before buttons that also match the text - and/or ability to sort by type rather than theme a list of other words relevant to the current search that can quickly be clicked on to limit the options shown, either sorted alphabetically or by frequency of use
  29. 1 point
    Yes, I meant Quick Drop, but couldn't remember its proper name. I'm using the latest version of JKI Design Palette. However, the problem disappeared. It seems that it disappeared after I first tried Ctrl+Alt+Space to pop up the Design Palette. After that Ctrl+Space correctly opens Quick Drop window.
  30. 1 point
    An easy way to do a super simple resizeable UI, I think, is to use splitter bars and then choose one pane that has some kind of big UI element that is easy to resize like a graph that you can just set as "size to pane". Then set the sticking of the splitter bars so that one pane is the only one that changes size on panel resize events and all others stay the same. Then you don't have to worry about scaling all the little buttons and dealing with decorations getting pixelated. But for a tab control, yeah there is no easy way sadly (at least that I know of). For this, I usually just use radio buttons as the tabs and then a subpanel and switch out which VI is displayed in the subpanel based on the radio buttons.
  31. 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
  32. 1 point
    First of all: Thanks for another great LabVIEW tool - highly appreciated! It seems that the ports you are using to activate the design palette and/or download the content is blocked by our corporate network. Using my private internet I could activate it properly, but back again in the company network I get an error message again when I am starting the palette the first time. Would it be possible for you to use other, usually open ports? Or at least let us know which ports need to be opened?! Is there any plan when we can expect the palette for the 64 bit version of LabVIEW? Thanks, Ingo
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 1 point
    @Jim C you may want to tell your coworkers to sit down when the hear about this new release... We've made another great round of improvements to the JKI State Machine Editor that we're excited to tell you about. Integrated Event Structure and Case Structure Viewer The biggest thing you'll notice is that we've integrated the Event Structure and Case Structure into a single tree view -- all of the Event Structure frames have been added under the "Idle" ("Event Structure") item at the top of the tree (as shown in the screenshot below). You can now easily navigate all the Event Structure frames and Case Structure frames from this single tree view. Drag & drop to reorder the Event frames -- it works just as you'd expect! Context Help Shows Documentation for Frames of the JKI SM If you show the Context Help window (<Ctrl+H> or Help >> Show Context Help) and then hover over a frame name in the JKI State Machine Explorer's tree view, the Context Help window will update to show the documentation string for that frame. Explore States Dialog Another cool feature we added is the ability to Explore States on a state string constant. Simply right-click on a state string constant and choose Explore States (as shown below). This will open a dialog (shown below) that looks a lot like your string constant, and allows you to click on individual lines/states of the string constant, which will navigate the JKI State Machine to that frame. This allows you to quickly jump between frames if you'd like to navigate through the sequence of states in the string constant. Grouped Right-click Options on States Finally, we added a small usability improvement where we now group all of the right-click options for a state, under a single submenu (as shown below) -- previously, these were all at the root level and started to get unwieldy. I hope you enjoy this latest round of improvements to the JKI State Machine Editor and it helps your write great code even faster.
  36. 1 point
    Hi Helcio, Yes, you will need to use VIPM 2019 in order to manage LabVIEW 2019. You can upgrade via the menu in VIPM (Help >> Check for VIPM Updates) or download from vipm.jki.net/download -Jim
  37. 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.
  38. 1 point
    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.
  39. 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
  40. 1 point
    It would be great if there is a preview window along with the description editor. Right now, after formatting the description with various tags (like bold/italics etc.,) I would need to build the package in order to see the formatting. If there is a preview pane along with the description, it would easy to see the final formatting. Thanks, Ajay.
  41. 1 point
    Yep, the new version works well. Many thanks!
  42. 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)
  43. 1 point
    I believe that you are referring to this article already to Transfer Packages to Non-Network Computer Here are the options Get VIPM on the network PC with help from IT folks OR Get temporary internet connection to the non-network PC OR Download in personal PC and then transfer to non-network PC
  44. 1 point
    Hi Jim, THANK YOU! That link did help! Looks like all I needed was to install libXinerama.so.1 WHICH I thought I had already but not for 32 bit! Installed, as a result: Installed: libXinerama.i686 0:1.1.3-2.1.el7 nvidia-x11-drv-32bit.x86_64 0:384.111-1.el7.elrepo Dependency Installed: libX11.i686 0:1.6.5-1.el7 libXau.i686 0:1.0.8-2.1.el7 libXext.i686 0:1.3.3-3.el7 libxcb.i686 0:1.12-1.el7 Didn't require the 2015 run-time install since 2017 pro dev is installed. VIPM is happily doing its package cache download stuff as I am typing this! What a lovely sight!!!! Thank you again! Cheers, Brian
  45. 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?
  46. 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
  47. 1 point
    Note that if you do this you are committed to making sure that any sequence of “states” you call must be able to handle any possible external interruption at any point. In other words, you must be super vigilant against race conditions. With the “idle” method, one can choose where in a sequence of steps one will accept outside input. For example, if you had the macro: Take Data Analysis Data Save Analysis and also a “Set Parameter” event that changes a parameter used in Analysis and Save, then you have a race condition where the analysis may be saved with a different parameter value, if the “Set Parameter” happens between Analysis and Save.
  48. 1 point
    Hello Javier, Ah yes, that solved my problem. You are a giant among LabVIEW developers! Thank you so much. Regards, Kurt
  49. 1 point
    Yes, were in the process of making some design decisions -- I'm also in Roma for the CLA Summit and am presenting tomorrow... One thing that we're evaluating is the impact of changing the process VI to be Dynamic Dispatch (with the ability to call or override the parent). This changes slightly the mechanics of process registration and synchronization. Additionally, we're working on a full scripting API to allow programmatic creating, editing, and inspection of JKI SMO classes. This aims to enable creating user interface tools that simplify development. We've been doing this experimental development outside of GitHub to avoid a lot of noise. I'd be happy to loop you into what we're working toward and some of the open design questions.
  50. 1 point
    Hi Ton, That's a great idea -- we've noticed that we need that feature, too. It's on our roadmap. Thanks, -Jim
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