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Michael Aivaliotis

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  1. I use Photoshop. Since I started using it a year ago, I find it to be the best program out there. This is what I use for the LAVA site. I used it to create the text in the logo and headers and the special button graphics on this forum. It really can't be beat. My most favorite feature is the drop shadowing effects. Whenever I use it I find it adds depth and realism t text and graphics. If you don't want to spend too much money and want a simple interface, there is Paintshop Pro. It is not so loaded down with complex features and capabilities but it does the job well.
  2. I think this is a good demonstration of using graphic images to replace common elements of a control. This VI sparked an idea that we could add to the wish list. See how you have tiled several images to create a background? I think it would be great to have the ability to specify an image in the VI properties and let LV tile then automatically. This would be similer to the HTML tag in web pages to tile a background.
  3. Actually, Jack you are right, there is a leap year issue. I'm not sure why it is working for you because it is NOT working for me. I think you should NOT just subtract the 66 years in seconds. You should be subtracting the number of seconds until jan 1 1970 from 1904.
  4. It turns out that NI doesn't perform this service anymore. For legal reasons they have stopped doing this.
  5. Don, Could you re-post the attachment called "NI week interface slides lv7.zip"? While upgrading the forums I discovered that this file was not uploaded properly and was in fact blank!
  6. Have you considered using the Remote Panels feature in LabVIEW? I've used this extensivly and found it to be an easy and safe way to handle remote monitoring and control. In addition, the clients can be running web browsers so you don't need to build a custom application to handle the VIserver communication.
  7. I'm not sure if you are referring to embeded panels. I'm assuming you need a standard pop-up VI. The easiest way to create a pop-up VI panel is to set the VI to open the panel when called and close the panel if originaly closed. See the attached image: In order to bring up this property window, you must right-click on the icon in the top-right corner of the front panel of the VI you want to make pop-up.
  8. I think you're in trouble there. There are several people who have attempted to crack the passwords in VI's but have not succeeded. In any case, you may still have an option. National Instruments may be able to unlock the VI's for you. You have to prove that you are the owner of the code. If you are truly the owner of the code and you have your name or company name printed somewhere inside the diagram or fornt panel, then Ni will help you. This information was given to me several years ago. I don't know if NI still performs this service.
  9. A similer question was posted on Info-Labview. Here was my response:
  10. Well, I zipped the messages since Oct. 17-2003 until today. If you have Outlook (sorry) you can view them... Here they are: Download File:post-11-1073099085.zip
  11. Well, it looks like it's back again.
  12. Well, I don't think there are any exposed properties for this. There may always be some hidden ones. :wink: In any case, there may be a workaround, it depends on what you're after. If you use the "classic" cluster then you can make it transparent. This will make the frame go away and then you can put another object behind the cluster so the outline of it is shown behind it. Then you can change the colour of this object (color box?)via a property node. There is another option to embed this object as an element within the cluster. However this introduces an unnecessary data object which you may not want.
  13. Yes, well I guess the term "online reference" is a generic name for any help resource available. More specifically what you want is Application Note 168. It is available online at NI.com here: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/conceptd.nsf/we...D3?opendocument
  14. I think I found your problem. You should never split the event registration refnum. If you delete the connection circled in the image below you will see that everything works fine. You are not using any of the dynamic events in that event structure anyway so why do you have it wired? I think this was mentioned at NIweek this year in the presentation on event structures. Even though the top event structure does not have any event cases to handle the events, it still looks at the events and if it catches it first will discard the event.
  15. The key point here is the question by your customer "how much more efficient will the software development be". This is really a moot point since LV version 3.0 is not supported anymore. It's just like saying how much more efficient is it to work with WinXP vs. Windows 3.11? Can you quantify that? It's unfortunate that you cornered yourself like this. Does the customer really have a choice in using LV3.0? Not really, you need to explain this to them. I assume they are trying to reduce the cost of integration by pointing out that you will be able to develop the project faster and cheaper in LV7.0. LabVIEW is still LabVIEW. You still use wires to connect objects and you still have a front panel and a diagram. On the other hand, NI has introduced several wizards that allow you to acquire and view data using only 3 nodes. In essence, you can develop a system in 5 minutes!... Or can you? I'm not sure what you are developing and how the new LV7 features will benefit your development. You need to discuss this with your internal engineers and decide how much of a savings you really have. Assuming you are a systems integrator, you probably have a library of code to dip into or old projects to recompile. This is where your real savings are, in code reuse.
  16. I just thought I would make this post complete by submitting the vertical version of the codeless radio button. Just in case people don't have it... Download File:post-10-1073107221.ctl
  17. I'm sorry no-one else responded in a reasonable time but I'll try to close this one off for others that might be in the same predicament. Basically you need to use a shift register. You can right-click on the borders of FOR and While loops to create shift registers. The shift register is a powerful tool and it allows you to carry the data from previous iterations into the present one. So, in your case, you would average the new data (add then devide by 2) with the previous data then pass it along back on the shift register. This can be repeated for as many iterations as you wish. On the outside of your loop you can place the saving of your data. At that point you would have an average of all the dat collected from previous loop iterations. This would be carried on the shift register.
  18. I agree with Jack that the picture control will do it, however (be warned) it's NOT a walk in the park. If you don't mind using ActiveX controls you can probably find one that will do what you want. Do a search for "activex controls" on the web and you will uncover a goldmine of stuff. Some of what you find are products you have to buy but they probably have free timed versions. Other items are free... One link I found is this: http://www.programmersheaven.com/zone15/ca...at228/index.htm If you need any help with ActiveX, let me know.
  19. I have consulted with some people from National Instruments during NIWEEK 2003 and it may be possible to borrow their webcasting capabilities to assist the LAVA user groups in performing LIVE webcasts of meetings. However, if this is not possible we will forge ahead on our own and figure out a solution.
  20. It appears to be a known issue. I just got this from Info-Labview:
  21. Thanks Jim. I guess I should move this to the buglist.
  22. This issue has been confirmed by NI. So I guess the solution is to always name your clusters in your strict-type defs.
  23. Has anyone gotten LV7 to work successfully with Microsoft Visual SourceSafe? It appears that this version of LV has problems integrating with it. I have sent a support request to NI. I can reproduce this on three different computers. Anyone else out there? I keep getting an error message that says: "Microsoft Visual Studio is not installed". However it is definitly installed...
  24. There is a new feature in lv7 that auto-relinks the item names in the bundle by name node if you rename the objects in the cluster. I wonder if this is the culprit. In any case this is what happens. You can create a strict-typedef cluster and leave it unnamed. This is fine because you can assign a name to it when you actually use it. In my case, I use typedef clusters inside other typedef clusters. When I place it, I label it. The fun starts when you decide to disconnect the typedef cluster. When this happens, LV tries to use the original name given in the typedef. Of course since this does not exist, it shows up as a blank entry in the bundle by name. If you try to relink it, you can't, because empty names simply don't exist in the pull-down list. Now why would you want to disconnect the typdef, you ask? Well, you may not want to but the application builder shure as hell wants to! it breaks all the links to the typdefs and uses plain controls. Once it tries to do this it finds a whole bunch of bundle (and unbundle) by name nodes that it can't resolve. I've attached an image of the solution that uses a plain bundle. Also and image of what happens when you disconnect a typedefed object. I've also attached a toplevel.vi that you can try to build into an application. If you open the built app, you will se that the vi is broken. Download File:post-16-1073112613.zip
  25. Just want to let everyone know that now we can have ctrl+click in listboxes... just like everyone else. No more shift+click to select multiple items! Ya!
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