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Jim Kring

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  1. In version 1.0.3 we've added a feature, New Design Tip Notification, that will show you when new design tips and articles are available from JKI, which will help you develop lots of skill in creating professional-looking user interfaces! We're planning to post more tips over time, so we hope you find this useful. Here's how this new feature works... When new tips are available, a small badge will show over the Info button (as shown below). Clicking the Info button will show you the tips inside the Information Dialog. New tips are highlighted with the "New Tip!" heading above the tip image. And, the number of remaining, unread tips is shown next to the "Get a new tip" button/link. Note: When you click the Information ("i") button to open the Information dialog, the badge will disappear until a new tip/article is available or you restart LabVIEW. Enjoy!
  2. JKI Design Palette 1.0.3 is now available with New Design Tips Notification, System Arrays and Cluster Improvements, and more... This builds on the 1.0.2 release and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Release Notes: New Design Tips Notification - Information button on toolbar shows the number of new/unread design tips and articles from JKI! System Arrays and Cluster Improvements - We've added System Arrays and improved the System Cluster controls (in the System Theme)! Other minor improvements... Download and Installation: Option A - Download and install with VIPM Option B - Run the JKI Design Palette (Tools >> JKI Design Palette) and click the Updates button on the navbar.
  3. 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.
  4. Hi Ivan, Thanks for testing. Sorry it's not working for you. I wonder if it's a permission issue, like maybe it was installed with VIPM Running as Administrator (with launched and ran LabVIEW as administrator) and the installed files are no longer accessible to LabVIEW after restart and no longer running as administrator. Which version of Windows are your running? What happens if you uninstall and then re-install DP? Can you install older versions DP? -Jim
  5. Glad you solved it! 🙂 Hope it's working well for you, now.
  6. Question: Many users have asked how they can install Flat UI Controls 2.0 on a computer which has no network access. Solution: The attached VI Package Configuration (VIPC) file contains everything you need to install the Flat UI Controls. Download it and then double-click ("Apply") it to install both the JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0 and JKI Design Palette. Download: JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0.1.28.vipc Note: There may be a newer version of either the JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0 and/or JKI Design Palette available (you can check for pinned posts in those forums for announcements). If you want a newer version than what's available, here, please post a reply to this topic to let us know you'd like a newer version.
  7. The reason for this is due to a limitation in LabVIEW. We can create one that's resizable (attached), but it does not have the hover effect. Ring--Simple-Dropdown-List-Selector-Resizable-No-Hover.ctl If you want a custom size *and* hover effect, please let us know. We're working to find ways to make this possible.
  8. Currently, the Ring Control in JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0 does not resize well -- it stretches out the graphic. It would be nice if it were resizable and did not stretch. I've attached the current version (for reference), which does not support resizing, but does have hover effect. Ring--Simple-Dropdown-List-Selector.ctl
  9. Fantastic! You're welcome and thanks for testing and letting us know it's working.
  10. 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.
  11. We just posted a new file path with a "Folder" icon.
  12. Yes, we're trying hard to whittle down the list reasons why it's hard to create amazing UIs in LabVIEW 🙂 Along those lines, you may want to update your File Path controls with this new one that has a Folder icon (we just posted it).
  13. Here's an updated version with a Folder icon on the browse button. This will appear in the next release of JKI Flat UI Controls. Download: Path--File-Browse-Folder-Location-Simple.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. If you want to keep the one with the "+" icon, too, simply rename that existing file as "Path--File-Browse-Folder-Location-Simple-Plus.ctl"
  14. We've had some requests for a File Path Control with "Folder" Icon for Browse Button. The existing path control in 2.0 has a "+" icon (shown below)
  15. Hi Guys. This morning we pushed a new release of 1.0.2 with support for empty clusters and arrays. Also, when dropping an existing cluster or array with a single "Delete Me" element, it will delete it after it's placed on the Front Panel. Please let me know how it works for you guys. PS - we're going to continue to think about how best to support decorations.
  16. Hi @Greg sands. We just released version 1.0.2 which has a TipStrip showing control name and tags when hovering the mouse over items in the palette.
  17. Hi guys, great discussion. Yes, the way you add arrays, clusters, and decorations is using these tricks to give them valid “values”. i agree that the current behavior where the design palette fails to load *any* controls is a bit of a bug (to say the least) — we will fix that (make it more fault tolerant) in a future release. And, we’re looking at better ways to support arrays, clusters, and decorations in the future. Until then, I’m glad you’ve discovered the work-around 🙂
  18. Another update for you: we just released Design Palette 1.0.2, which should support hotkeys (Ctrl-Shift-Space) on the right side of keyboard.
  19. JKI Design Palette 1.0.2 is now available with Improved Toolbar, Information Dialog with Tips, and more... This builds on the 1.0.1 release and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Release Notes: Improved Toolbar - simpler and with close window button where you'd expect it! Information Dialog with Tips - now you can see the latest LabVIEW user interface design tips and articles from JKI! Close Window button moved to upper right corner on main toolbar for easier closing of window TipStrip for controls are now visible when hovering over items in the Design Palette and shows the name and search tags of items Resizing palette window now keeps the topmost visible control in same relative position after resize (previously scroll position was reset) Launch the Design Palette from the right-click menu of Front Panel items (controls, indicators, decorations, etc.) Hot keys for Quick Drop mode (e.g. Ctrl-Shift-Space) now work with right side keys (previously only left side keys worked) Empty Clusters and Arrays (with no elements) are now supported (previously required a dummy "Delete Me" element) Other minor improvements... Download and Installation: Option A - Download and install with VIPM Option B - Run the JKI Design Palette (Tools >> JKI Design Palette) and click the Updates button on the navbar.
  20. 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.
  21. The initial release of Flat UI Controls 2.0 did not have a VISA Resource control. Many users have asked for this.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. We implemented offline activation in version 1.0.1. Please give it a try and let us know how that works for you.
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