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  1. 4 points
    It would also be nice to have the shell menu option "Add to VIPM Library." on *.vip files and not only on *.vipc files. This way *.vip files can be added to the VIPM library from the windows explorer without having to install them.
  2. 3 points
    Some advanced users are asking for support to install VIPM for Windows onto a Docker container. This would allow creating fully automated build processes that spin up virtual machines that have LabVIEW and VIPM installed on them, so that VI Packages can be created automatically.
  3. 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.
  4. 2 points
    I do not know what I am doing wrong: I have an account on https://www.vipm.io/ where I can log in. I have VIPM installed and it was just recently automatically updated. I am able to install i2 JSON for 2018-64 I am not able to log in for "community" or "free" status. When I choose in the new window "Use existing JKI account" I get an error message, when using the account data for www.vipm.io. I also get an error when choosing "Sing up for a new JKI account". When pressing "Forgot your password?" an new tab in the browser opens where I can write my mail address and it tells me that an email was sent. However, I nether get the mail, nor is it gone to my spam folder. What can I do to solve this. I rely in my largest project on the OpenG lib and the MGI lib, which was not a problem to install in previous time. Best regards Wolfgang Kilian
  5. 2 points
    Hi, I am having an issue with functions palette I generate in VIPM. The palette is generated and behaves correctly in LabVIEW, however, when I click "show in palettes" in VIPM after installing toolkit, instead of my functions palette, Agilent 34401 palette is displayed. Any idea what might be wrong?
  6. 2 points
    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.
  7. 2 points
    Got same error from time to time. Have to restart LabVIEW. LabVIEW 2019 32bit Windows 7 Pro.
  8. 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.
  9. 2 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
  10. 2 points
    For the fact that one could use a 3rd party additional software for $ 499 only one year meaningfully is pure rip-off. JKI, never again !!
  11. 2 points
    In version 1.0.3 we've added System Arrays to the "System" theme of the JKI Design Palette. There are two different System Arrays arrays. 1) There's one with a "System Spin Control" for the Index Display (with increment and decrement buttons), which is nice because it's similar to the other array controls (Classic, etc.) 2) There's another one with a "System Numeric" for the Index Display (without increment and decrement buttons), which is nice because sometimes you don't want/need the increment and decrement buttons. These are really useful for creating nice System themed UIs with controls like the ones shown below. Have fun!
  12. 2 points
    Nice. The empty clusters and arrays now work without issues! Here is a suggestion for the existing clusters/arrays that contain a delete me button (in case you need to keep it after the latest upgrade): why not make the text hidden and the color transparent so it won't even appear (since it is going to be deleted anyway) And for the decorations, I suggest that you put the decoration on top of an transparent empty cluster that will get deleted after being placed on the FP (in a similar approach to the above).
  13. 2 points
    Yeah I was able to replicate the issues that you described. Creating and empty array/cluster caused all the controls to disappear on the palette. That is why the existing clusters in the palette contains a dummy "Delete Me" control :). You can do the same with a decoration to add it to the palette: AA
  14. 2 points
    Show Labels of All Controls in the JKI SDP (Ctrl+L) You can show or hide the labels of all the controls in the JKI SDP by pressing Ctrl+L. Press Ctrl+L to show labels on all the controls: Press Ctrl+L again to hide the labels
  15. 2 points
    Ideas and Features: Add other commonly used controls that aren't supported Clusters, arrays, subpanels, decorations, etc. Add more advanced controls Animated Menu Toggled controls (such as one button that does start + stop function) Custom Radio Selectors (paging/tabbing) Draggable Navbar UI templates Merge VIs Other commonly used modern UI building blocks Let us know if you have any others! Post an Idea or Feature Request Now.
  16. 2 points
    Hello Jim, It used to be that older versions of VIPM could connect to the newest versions of LABVIEW. Is there any particular reason why this changed? This issue seems to have happened from the VIPM 2018 Version because it was a major update. Is this going to happen for all versions of VIPMs in the future? The problem is that I have a licence for VIPM 2018, and now I can't use VIPM 2018 with LABVIEW 2019 (I won't be able to generate VIPC files without the licence). thanks Helcio
  17. 1 point
    Is there any way by which we can perform some operation before / after installing a VI Package configuration? Or is there a way to restrict the installation of a VIPC file based on few conditions? Or is there a way to restart LV before / after applying VIPC?
  18. 1 point
    I found a method that works by using Darren's quick drop shortcut method. https://forums.ni.com/t5/Quick-Drop-Enthusiasts/Quick-Drop-Keyboard-Shortcut-Create-Place-VI-Contents-VI/gpm-p/3520372?profile.language=en I just put the JKI down in a new VI and edited it as I would normally for every new SM and then saved it as a quick drop.
  19. 1 point
    Hi @Vollinger. The issue is that LabVIEW addresses items in the palette by their display name. So, if two items have the name "Connect.vi" then LabVIEW will show the first one it finds, even if it's for a different toolkit. The solution/work-around is to change the palette display name of your "Connect.vi" to something like "Connect (MyComponent)". Here's where you would change that name in the palettes, via the palette editor. Does that work for you?
  20. 1 point
    Hi Thomas, Actually, we use some 32-bit shared libraries, including OS libraries and also some 3rd party libraries, like the OpenG Zip Tools. For the MacOS beta, VIPM migrated to using command line zip/unzip tools and dropped a couple minor usability features that maybe nobody will notice (like extracting lvlib/lvclass icons from the XML file, which requires zlib deflation). However, for MacOS, we figured it was better to have things mostly working OK in 64-bit than not at all. For Windows, we wouldn't want to lose any functionality. I hear you about the memory limit issue. I hope that's helpful information, and please know we're not hesitating to explore 64-bit, for no good reasons. Regards, -Jim
  21. 1 point
    Hi There! Glad you like the JKI HTTP REST client. For the base URI, I would use: and then for the path when you call GET or POST, use: /relay/outlets/0/state/ Here's how you could add the X-CSRF header. Note that you can type (or copy-paste) new items into the drop-down selector for the header -- it works like a string control, but with some pre-defined options to make life easier for common headers. The JKI HTTP REST Client passes the username and password into the HTTP VI used by built-in HTTP Open Handle.vi, which I believe doesn't support digest authentication. Under the hood... Digest authentication is something that could be added -- here's the specification and here's a demo server, if you're interested in trying.
  22. 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. or the whole URI including the path to the web server (e.g. 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" "" 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
  23. 1 point
    In terms of design, it looks quite harmonious
  24. 1 point
    Hi In the VIPM 2020 beta I tried to install the error logger from CPE. And indeed that worked except that the include ppl was not correct for LV2019 or LV2018 so not useable. I have send a request to CPE to add those versions but only this morning so somewhat early to expect a reaction. Is it possible to check for ppl versions or should we leave that to the developer.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 1 point
    I have a library with some VIMs and regular VIs. On the Display information Screen in the package builder I have Edit All VI Descriptions checked. My regular VIs get the copyright notice added, no problem. The VIMs don't. I am using VIPM PRO 2019.0.0.0. Checked for an update. It says I have the latest. Source Code is in LV19.0f2 if that helps. I suspect the vim file extension may be causing the issue. I attached a simple reproduction. thanks for creating such a great product! Sam VIM Descr Issue.zip
  31. 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?
  32. 1 point
    Dear JKI community, let me, please, share the following - button "Boolean--Add-Plus-Transparent-Button-(flat).ctl" has label "Wrench" (although, there is real wrench in transparent buttons set). Thank you very much, Sincerely, kosist.
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    Thanks for reporting this, Antoine. We just released and it should be available in VIPM shortly.
  35. 1 point
    Hi Antoine. Thanks for reporting this. Yes, the Design Palette intentionally ignores VIs running in any NI.* context because these are typically VIs running as UIs for developer/IDE tools. I'm glad you have a work-around for this use case, since I'm not sure if we want to change this behavior, since it could have lots of negative side effects, yet we'll certainly keep this custom build actions use case in mind for the future.
  36. 1 point
    Looks like the newest version fixed it. Thanks!
  37. 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!
  38. 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
  39. 1 point
    I think I might be able to share this specific utility I'm working on. It's a very small piece in the big picture of what I'm working on, and I use little utilities like this to try out new toolkits, modules, or LabVIEW components to see what might be worth bringing into our more mainstream code. In this case, the utility I'm working on is an accuracy specification management tool. I can probably post a few screenshots and thoughts on the UI development once I finish it up.
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  41. 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
  42. 1 point
    So far it looks like issue is not existing anymore. Thanks
  43. 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.
  44. 1 point
    Hi Jim, thank you the error has gone.
  45. 1 point
    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
  46. 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.
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  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    It would be nice if we could re-install a specific package. I had some crosslinking between 8.6 and 8.5 (my fault) so I wanted to revert a package. This couldn't be done, so I had to install an older version of the package and sequentially install the newest version. Ton
  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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