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Jim Kring

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  1. I think the issue *may* be the Application Font that's configured in LabVIEW/Windows on your computer -- I'd be curious to know more about that. Here's how the numeric controls look on my system.
  2. Hi Greg. Thanks for posting this. We are aware of this, and the only work-around we have found is to adjust the position of the display text down one pixel, relative to the other parts of the numeric control. Unfortunately, that changes the position of the text relative to the background and it looks (very slightly) misaligned (it looks 1px too low). LabVIEW doesn’t provide much possibility for adjusting the behavior of the string text (like making the background transparent when it has the cursor for text input by user. If you discover anything or have ideas about how to fix/improve this, please let us know. does that explanation make sense?
  3. Hi Kosist. That sounds very odd. Somehow the "JKI Design Pallete.vi" instance that's running in the editor context (VI Server Application instance) is broken. I'm not sure how or why that would happen. Thanks for posting the dump file. It sounds like the LabVIEW crash means that something odd is happening under the hood of LabVIEW. Does this only happen in LabVIEW 2017? Have you tried in 2018?
  4. 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)!
  5. Go figure... Another thing to note is that Windows has some sticky keys (another other) tools that intercept keystrokes and so who know what might be going on under the hood at times. I'm glad it's working for you, now.
  6. Hi Sebastian. You're welcome, thanks for letting me know, and wishing you the best of luck on the project.
  7. Hi Ian. Thanks for reporting this. We've had some users communicate issues with the keyboard shortcuts when using LabVIEW inside of a Virtual Machine. Would that be the case for you? Can you let me know a little more about your system setup (Virtual Machine? Windows version, LabVIEW Version, JKI Design Palette version)? Thanks.
  8. Hi Kellen, There are a couple good solutions: VI Package Configuration files and VI Package Repositories. Yes, installing packages, will install the required VI's beneath the LabVIEW folder -- that's sort of how LabVIEW works, and it's definitely a pain for many users, especially when IT has to be involved 🙂 There's a good article on using packages in your project, here. -Jim
  9. Hi @Ruslan. A you're noticing, changing the colors so that they look good is a little bit tricky. There is a Boolean Control property you can write to called "Colors [4]" (which is an array of 6 elements, for buttons with hover effects). The 6 elements are: False Color True Color False to True Color True to False Color Hover While False Hover While True Depending on how you're using the button, you'll want to set these colorings appropriately.
  10. Hi Bob. Error 8 is a file permission error. Please try this: 1) shut down LabVIEW 2) Go into VIPM and install EasyXML 3) Wait for VIPM to start LabVIEW, and then see if EasyXML installed OK If that doesn't work, retry the above steps, but launch VIPM as Administrator -- try it first with VIPM launched normally. Please let me know how that works for you.
  11. That's very interesting and odd. I haven't been able to reproduce this on my end, and I don't know if I've heard anyone else complain about this. I guess it could be due to some dependency. The JKI Design Palette is built into a PPL, so it should be pretty well isolated from such problems. When that happens, can you try opening the design palette manually (using File >> Open) and see if it's broken and if there's any useful information about why it won't run?
  12. Thanks, @kosist! This will be fixed in the next release! I see you found the CTL file. You can modify and save that file, and it should work for you. Here is a fixed file, in case you need it: Boolean--Add-Plus-Transparent-Button-(flat).ctl You can replace the existing/buggy file in the "<LabVIEW 2017>\resource\JKI\Design Palette\Themes\JKI Flat UI 2.0" folder so that this new fixed one will show up in the Design Palette.
  13. I'll follow up with you by email, regarding how to do this.
  14. Hi there. In these cases it's either because the Installation ID had a typo when copied/typed into the web dorm or a different email address was used (or there was a typo). Please double check that, and let us know if it's still not working.
  15. I just checked and it looks like there's one digit missing in your Installation ID data. I'm trying to figure that out, and have sent you an email to try to resolve it. Please reply to that email.
  16. 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.
  17. Hi @kosist Thanks for reporting this issue. Here is a fixed version you can download: Boolean--Settings-Configure-Options-Gear-Cog-Button-(flat).ctl We will include this fixed file in the next release. In the meantime, you can replace the existing/buggy file in the "<LabVIEW 2017>\resource\JKI\Design Palette\Themes\JKI Flat UI 2.0" folder so that this new fixed one will show up in the Design Palette.
  18. Hi @Alfredo_Figueroa. Yes, you can programmatically set the Colors[4] property, which is an array of 6 elements. The last two elements are the hover colors for the TRUE and FALSE states (or maybe vice versa -- can't recall order off the top of my head).
  19. Great. Glad you found a workaround that suits your needs.
  20. Hi Roger, When you purchase VIPM Pro, it is a perpetual license. VIPM 2018 Pro will work with LabVIEW 2018 forever. However, if you purchase an upgrade to LabVIEW 2019 from NI, then you'll also need to purchase an upgrade to VIPM 2019 Pro. It sounds like that feels unfair to you, and I'm sorry. As I mentioned, on JKI's side, it is investing effort to keep VIPM interoperable with new releases of LabVIEW (and Windows OS), so it seems reasonable to charge for VIPM Pro interoperability with newer releases of LabVIEW. That's the world we live in, now -- things are changing constantly, and software vendors must progress to more of a subscription model, for new releases, to keep everything working correctly. The alternative is to be unprofitable and end of life a product or go out of business, which would be bad for the users who depend on the software. I hope that makes sense and sorry if it still feels unfair. I long for simpler times, too. -Jim
  21. Thanks for reporting this, Antoine. We just released and it should be available in VIPM shortly.
  22. Hi Roger. JKI has to do a lot of work to keep VIPM working well with newer versions of LabVIEW. I'm sorry that charging for support and major upgrades doesn't feel fair, yet we've got to keep the lights on. 💡
  23. JKI Design Palette 1.0.4 is now available with Display of Selected Control Name at Top of Palette, Usability and Cosmetic Improvements, and more... This builds on the 1.0.3 release and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Release Notes: Display of Selected Control Name at Top of Palette - Name of the selected/hovered control is displayed at the top of the Design Palette, so that it's easy to see the name of the items Usability and Cosmetic Improvements: Double-clicking search string selects all text in the search string (typical/expected behavior), so that it can be quickly replaced with a new search Improved refresh of palette when installing and uninstalling themes, so that one doesn't have to restart LabVIEW after installing/upgrading a theme Minor cosmetic improvements to the selected control red frame (grey when tabbing, red when selected for drop), so that it's more visually appealing/usable Improved drop of selected control (can now click to drop, in addition to drag and drop), so that it selecting and dropping controls works more smoothly 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.
  24. JKI Flat UI Controls 2.0.1 is now available with New Controls and Various Improvements (functional, cosmetic, and search)... This builds on the 2.0 release and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Release Notes New Controls - Text Only Button (“Blank” Button with no Icon -- just text) - File Open Button (120x40 button with File Icon and "Open" text) - File Path Control with folder icon for browse button (in addition to one with a plus “+” icon) - Borderless Cluster (with very small border/edge, which is nice for making arrays of items where extra visual space between elements is not desired) - System Cluster (uses a system recessed frame as cluster border) - System Array (uses a system recessed frame as the array border and a system numeric as the index display) - VISA Resource (looks similar to the existing Flat UI Controls 2.0 Combo Box) Functional Improvements - Mechanical actions of all buttons set to “Latch When Released” (since it tends to be the most commonly used) - String control is now resizable (Removed extra string controls) - Numeric control is now resizable (removed extra string controls) Cosmetic Improvements - Fixed text size and font of combo box control’s display and drop-down list - Improved drop shadows of buttons (it’s a little sharper looking now) - Set all label colors to be consistent across the theme (122,122,127) - Fixed inconsistencies in font size in various controls Search Improvements - Added some some tags to controls for improved search-ability - Added “Flat” tag to all Flat UI Controls - Added “button” tag to all buttons - Fixed typo on “Transparent Boolean” control 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.
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