Name: State Machine Follower
Submitted: 19 Oct 2011
File Updated: 20 Oct 2011
Category: JKI Right-Click Framework Plugins
LabVIEW Version: 2009
License Type: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
This JKI RCF Plugin sets the Visible Frame property of a Case Structure while the owning VI is running. Use it to follow the execution through the cases in your string-based State Machine/Sequencer when Execution Highlighting isn't fast enough (and, it's never fast enough).
The use-case I wrote this to improve is setting a Breakpoint on the Error wire coming out of the main Case Structure and probing the Case Selector terminal so I can float-probe wires during execution. The problem with this is that I had to manually select the current frame every time. This is boring, so I developed this plugin to automatically set the Visible Frame to the case most recently executed.
Use - Select the String wire connected to the main Case Structure's selector terminal, invoke the JKI RCF and select StateFollower.
Special thanks to - AristosQueue, for his help over here.
LabVIEW versions - tested in 2009 & 2011 - it should work in 2010 as well
Installation - use VIPM to install the VI Package
License - Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution (Really, do whatever you want. I don't care.)
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