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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. 1 point
    In terms of design, it looks quite harmonious
  15. 1 point
    Yes, I use the in-line execution mode on all the "constant" VIs that I generate as well. I tried out a quick POC performance test... There doesn't seem to be any real difference when using constants. I also tried the same LUT VI with the in-line execution switched off... that does make a HUGE difference. The in-line version is ~11x faster than the same VI with it turned off, and the VI that only contains a constant gets hit just as hard. Call overhead on such a tiny operation = ouch. I'm thinking the improved maintainability makes the LUT concept a winner. Thanks so much for the suggestion... now to rework my code conversion scripts and delete a lot of VIs I don't need anymore. 😅
  16. 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.
  17. 1 point
    It would be interesting and useful for developers as well as users to see some statistics on downloads of packages. This way users can judge how actively certain packages are used. These statistics could include total downloads, downloads last month/year, etc.
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  19. 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.
  20. 1 point
    Hey Sam. This should be fixed in VIPM 2020. If you're interested in helping beta test it, please sign up for the LabVIEW 2020 beta.
  21. 1 point
    I can't get the Design Palette to launch using keyboard shortcuts. I know it used to work, so I'm not sure what's going on. Launching from the Tools menu does still work. I might try removing and reinstalling the Design Palette, but has anyone else run into this?
  22. 1 point
    Yes, you can have Jenkins run a set of tests for each commit. You might want to try using the G-CLI tool to run a set of VI Tester tests from the command line. It was created by @jamesmc86 and it's a great tool (we even use it in the build process for JKI Design Palette)!
  23. 1 point
    Hello, I am trying to determine if this would be suitable for Continuous Integration, i.e. run Test suites after each commit. Ideally Jenkins would call the executable which calls the JUnit plugin (https://github.com/JKISoftware/JKI-VI-Tester-JUnit-XML-Test-Results) After testing Jenkins could evaluate the output file generated by the exe. I can create a Test Case and can use the JUnit plugin to load it and generate a report. However if I try to replicate this in an executable I get error 1448 even though the library is not broken. I tried including my Test case into a PPL but there was no difference. More compactly my question is as follows: Is it possible to integrate this with Jenkins and run a set of tests for each commit automatically?
  24. 1 point
    Hi Thanks for creating Flat UI! My customer requested me to change the blue color of the combo box. They want it to be green instead so that it matches the rest of the UI. I have not been able to figure out how to do that. Is it possible? Thanks /Sebastian Bengtsson
  25. 1 point
    Hello! Is it possible to download a file jki flat ui controls 2.0.1 with the vip extension somewhere?
  26. 1 point
    Hi Sebastian. I'm pretty sure the only way to change this is by tweaking the menu color settings in Windows. So, if your customer is willing to do that for all Windows applications, then that could be a good solution. There are some other LabVIEW users who have discussed this here: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/ring-selection-label-appearance-customization/m-p/3259968#M950846 I wish I had a better solution for you. Maybe someone else can think of one.
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  28. 1 point
    Well, that is not good!!!😠 In this case, a free update for those who paid for VIPM PRO would only be fair!!!
  29. 1 point
    Hello, I have a pro license for VIPM 2018 and LabVIEW 2019 installed a newer version by accident. Can someone help me out and send me a VIPM 2018f2 release as a .zip file? Why isn't there a possibility to download older releases on the JKI website? I wrote to the JKI request 3 times and I have the feeling they don't want to help me. Cheers Gregor
  30. 1 point
    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
  31. 1 point
    My welcome screen looks ugly. Why is the font way too large for the allocated space, see picture? (LV 2019, Windows 10)?
  32. 1 point
    Looks like the newest version fixed it. Thanks!
  33. 1 point
    Thanks for testing and letting us know. Yes, we now officially support "empty" clusters and arrays -- previously, these were throwing errors when we tried to load them, but we fixed it so that they are handled better and officially supported. Have fun.
  34. 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
  35. 1 point
    You're really making me think harder now about my cons and wishlists! Thanks to you and the team for the continued refinement of the tool!
  36. 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
  37. 1 point
    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.
  38. 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
  39. 1 point
    So far it looks like issue is not existing anymore. Thanks
  40. 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?
  41. 1 point
    I knew there should be an alternative 🤓
  42. 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
  43. 1 point
    @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
  44. 1 point
    Hi Jim, thank you the error has gone.
  45. 1 point
    Yes, issue resolved! Thanks for fixing it so fast. 👍
  46. 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
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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