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Insert Type Conversion RCF Plugin

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Insert Conversion Node RCF Plugin v1.2.0.7

Copyright © 2009-2010, François Normandin

All rights reserved.


Name=Insert TypeConversion

Summary=Inserts a type conversion automatically

Description=Will insert type conversion for all strings, numbers, paths, variants & enums to the right datatype.

Copyright=Copyright © 2009-2010 François Normandin


Developer=François Normandin



Author:François Normandin

Contact Info: Contact via PM on www.lavag.org

LabVIEW Versions:

Created and tested with LabVIEW 8.2

Tested with 8.6 and 2009.


jki_tool_right_click_framework >=

oglib_array >= 3.0.0

oglib_lvdata >= 2.9


This package contains a plugin for the Right-Click Framework of JKI.

It consists of a first draft of a tool to automatically insert correct conversion node on a wire (or multiple wire at once).


- Decimal String to Number.

- Float String to Number.

- Any numeric type (int, unint, floats, complex) to any numeric type.

- Variant to string or numerics.

- Numerics to Variant.

- String to Variant.

- Path to String.

- String to Path.

- Boolean to string.

- Enum to String.

- String to Enum.

- Numeric to Enum.

- Numeric to String

- Unbundle cluster to terminal indicator.


After installing package with VIPM, restart the RCF framework. Use the right-click on wires to automatically insert a conversion node if needed.

** VIPM 2010 or higher is required to process this package.

Known Issues:

1- Not all typecasts are implemented.

2- Wires with joints will not behave correctly yet.


JKI for providing with this great framework.

Change Log:

v1.0.0: Initial release of the code.

v1.0.2: Added _rcf_ in package name.

v1.0.3: Changed the typecast name for proper "type conversion" name.

v1.0.9: Added readme file into .vip file package + some VI documentation

v1.1.0: Changed name of package from normandinf to lava (lava_lib_rcf_insert_typeconversion.vip)

and added some type conversions (Boolean to string; Enum to String; String to Enum)

v1.1.3: Fixed bug with conversion from Enum to Numerics.

Added conversion from Numeric to Enum using "Variant to Data" node.

Added a lame icon. (Any user suggestion will be considered for next update!)

v1.1.4: Updated the description of plugin that now shows up to date info in RCF Options menu.

v1.1.8: Fixed bug when a type conversion node was inserted in a structure where the node was inserted on the main diagram.

Saved for LV 8.2

v1.1.11: Included all files in source distribution to make compatible with LabVIEW 2009.

v1.2.0: Added Unbundle cluster to terminal and corrected problem with Numeric to String.

v1.2.0.7: Added Singular to Array & Array to Singular.


Distributed under the BSD license


If you have any problems with this code or want to suggest features:

please go to www.lavag.org and Navigate to the discussion page.


This code was downloaded from the LAVA Code Repository found at www.lavag.org

What's New in Version   See changelog


  • Added Singular to Array & Array to Singular.

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