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Jim Kring

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  1. In the next release of the Flat UI Controls 2.0 we will be adding a VISA Resource control! For those of you who want to get it soon, here it is: Download: IO--VISA-Resource-Name.ctl Note: Place this file in the "<LabVIEW 2017>\resource\JKI\Design Palette\Themes\JKI Flat UI 2.0" folder and it will show up in the Design Palette.
  2. The initial release of Flat UI Controls 2.0 did not have a VISA Resource control. Many users have asked for this.
  3. Wow! What a fantastic post, Nathan! And, your User Interface looks great. I wanted to let you know that we just posted a (better) resizable string that addresses the "two resizable elements" issue.
  4. In the next release of the Flat UI Controls 2.0 we will be making the String Control resizable! For those of you who want to get it soon, here it is: Download: String--Simple-String-Resizeable.ctl Note: Place this file in the "<LabVIEW 2017>\resource\JKI\Design Palette\Themes\JKI Flat UI 2.0" folder and it will show up in the Design Palette. You can delete the "String--Text-Input-Field-*.ctl" files in that same folder, if you don't want those not-so-well-resizable strings to not show up in the Design Palette anymore
  5. The initial release of Flat UI Controls 2.0 did not have a very good resizable string (the background/frame had to be resized separately from the text area). Many users have asked to make this resizable in a better way.
  6. We implemented offline activation in version 1.0.1. Please give it a try and let us know how that works for you.
  7. Thanks, Christian! That's very helpful. The issue is that we had the font for that set to Dialog Font and everything else is using Application Font. Hopefully, it'll be fixed/better in the next release. I appreciate you helping us make the Design Palette better and hope it works well for you. I look forward to any other feedback you have, as you take it for a spin on your projects.
  8. That's to protect privacy... But seriously, thanks for letting us know. Font sizings can get a little wonky in LabVIEW. We'll see if we can fix this.
  9. That would be great! Looking forward to seeing what you're been working on.
  10. You're welcome, Nathan. Glad to hear that it worked! Thanks for posting all these questions and feedback as you're making progress and putting the Flat UI Controls and Design Palette through the paces. Your UI must really be coming along, and would love to see some examples of what you come up with, if you're able to share.
  11. 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?
  12. Hi Nathan. We implemented Ctrl+P to replace in the 1.0.1 release of JKI Design Palette. 1) Select the enum you want to replace. 2) Press Ctrl-Shift-Space to activate the JKI Design Palette 3) Type "enum" and then select the enum in JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0 (mouse or tab key) 4) Press Ctrl+P to replace the selected enum on your VI FP with the JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0 enum you just selected in the Design Palette. voilà!
  13. Hey Nathan, Here's a new version of that control that should fix the issue. Path--File-Browse-Folder-Location-Simple.ctl Replace the file, here, and you'll be all set: <LabVIEW>\resource\JKI\Design Palette\Themes\JKI Flat UI 2.0\Path--File-Browse-Folder-Location-Simple.ctl We'll have this fixed in the next official release of the JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0. Thanks again for your attention to these little details.
  14. You're welcome and thanks for the add'l explanation about your applications and design approaches. I've been chatting a lot with @Eric Welden about all the great feedback we've been getting lately and one take-away for me has been that there are almost always some exceptions and creating a nice looking UI will most certainly involve a lot of customizations to a basic theme. So, the Flat UI Controls 2.0 will get you much of the way there (since it's a great baseline). *And*, to create a mind-blowing UI, you'll definitely want to have a designer tweak stuff and create some customized elements 🙂
  15. @nathan-murphy I split this into it's own topic, to keep it separate from the "+" icon question/topic.
  16. Good catch on the Mouse Up issue! We'll take a look at it and see if we can get it fixed (to be consistent with the standard behavior of the existing LV Path Controls)
  17. That's a great observation, Nathan! Yes, there are two primary layout use cases for the buttons: Laid Out Horizontally and Stacked Up Vertically. When laid out horizontally, having the icons and text balanced in the center of each button looks really nice. Sometimes the distances/padding are event tweaked by hand to be more visually balanced than geometrically balanced (e.g. to off-site for any "optical illusions"). However, when stacked up vertically (as you've described), it does look better to have the icons line up with each other and all the text all line up with each other (respectively), just as the Design Palette drop-down menu does (which you also highlighted). I'll make a note of your feedback. I agree it would be nice if there were a set for vertical alignment, as well as horizontal CC: @Eric Welden
  18. Thanks for the good question, Nathan. I'll pass this feedback/question along to the design team. Certainly, it might be nice to have both. CC: @Eric Welden
  19. Hi Yes, if you had to use the off-line activation, then the feedback submission probably won't work, either. In that case, thanks for using the forums, or you can user our jki.net/contact form. -Jim
  20. Note hover can be disabled programmatically, by writing to the last two elements of the "Colors[4]" property (note that if a button has hover colors, there will be actually 6 elements of this array) 1 - FALSE 2 - TRUE 3 - Mouse Down when FALSE 4 - Mouse Down when TRUE 5 - Hovering when FALSE 6 - Hovering when TRUE
  21. Thanks for posting this. We've also experience this issue and I think the solution is to just disable hover on your buttons
  22. Fantastic! Happy to hear that the issue has been fixed. Hope it works well for you.
  23. You can probably imagine that Jim and Eric don't like restarting LabVIEW all the time
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