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  1. You will only get that label when the UI thread is not able to handle OS messages. This can happen through direct routes like a long CLN run in the UI thread. That is definitely the first thing to check. It can also happen through indirect routes. If you are doing something that is very disk or memory intensive, it can cause delays that slow down what would normally be very fast operations in the UI thread. If you are paging in a huge buffer in another thread and the UI happens to need some piece of memory paged in, then the UI in theory could be blocked long enough to cause the OS to conside
  2. Back to original problem. Fix #1 is to hide the graph's scrollbar. Keep in mind you are only giving the graph data for the visible range of the X scale. This means that the X scrollbar built into the graph will be useless. This is designed to allow the user to scroll through all the data that the graph has when it doesn't fit in the visible area. You will never be in that situation. If you want to let the user scroll through all the available data, you will need to implement your own scrolling. Fix #2 is to turn off "Ignore Time Stamp" on the graph. This option means no matter what the tim
  3. WebUI builder requires Silverlight. Remote panels require a browser plugin and a locally installed LV RTE. Neither of these technologies are available on Samsung smart TVs. Regardless of whether these meet your functionality requirements, that means neither is an option. These TVs are an HTML/JavaScript platform with limited Flash support, so those are the tools you have to choose from. Websockets are definitely an option, as is building your VIs into RESTful web services using LV. If you are finding the WebUI builder graphs to be primitive, you may run into similar issues with the html UI so
  4. Just to clarify for others that stumble across this discussion. You can open references to VIs built inside an EXE by path but this is only possible from VIs running as part of that EXE and the path will be different than during development. That path difference makes this error prone and a bad idea, but it is possible. In general the VI path is the EXE path with the VI filename added as another path segment at the end. However this has problems with class/library files that have the same filename. How LabVIEW resolves these conflicts also depends on the Advanced build setting for "Use LabVIEW
  5. LabVIEW will preallocate the array at the max size and truncate as you suspected.
  6. Protecting the password is important but the problem doesn't end there. Say my LabVIEW built application queries the OS to decide if the current user has some privilege at launch time. How should my code remember that fact? Do I put it in a LabVIEW global variable boolean called "IsAdmin"? Guess where my weak link is. Forget about attacking the password. If I can find the right byte, I can turn any user into an admin. Or even before that, what if I can attack the code the decodes the answer from the OS. Any application that runs on the users machine and internally makes decisions about allowab
  7. Personally I like the visual cues provided by beveled buttons and color, but that doesn’t seem to be the prevailing direction. The soon to be released Visual Studio not only removes button borders but also most color and any dividing lines between menus, toolbars and content. Then they put the menus in all caps. What do you think? Is this the direction LabVIEW should be moving?
  8. If the VI is preallocated reentrant, then you should be allocating and deallocating a clone each time even if the VI itself is staying in memory because of other references.
  9. It definitely could be an endian-ness problem, but your characterization of LabVIEW is not quite right. LabVIEW flattens to big endian but in memory (any typed data on a wire) it matches the endian-ness of the CPU. Since all our desktop platforms are now x86, they all run as little endian. So the problem would be that his data is big endian and LabVIEW is treating it as little endian. Don't mean to be pedantic but I don't want someone to come along later and convince themselves all LabVIEW data is big endian.
  10. But you defined your plugin interface in terms of an lvclass. You can't have a class in your interface unless both side are going to agree on the class definition. If you really want both side to not share any dependencies, then you can't have any dependencies in the interface between the sides. If your strict VI reference uses any class or typedef, then that definition must be shared. To operate the way you wanted, you can only use core data types in the connector pane of your plugins. If you have more than one plugin, then you need to make sure each plugin is built with a wrapping library o
  11. You can't load a plugin that has a dependency that has the same name as one of the application's dependencies if the dependency is supposed to be different. In your case the dependency is a class that is passed from Caller.vi to Callee.vi so in fact it is critical that both sides do link to the same instance. This is the only way it will work. Whether that shared class is inside the EXE or not is a separate issue. It can be acceptable for this dependency to be inside the EXE and the dynamically loaded VI will work just fine. Your original project had 2 application builds: Caller and Namespaced
  12. There should be no problem running a 32-bit built application on 64-bit Windows. If you have to support 32-bit Windows, then it probably makes sense to only build as 32-bit rather than having to build everything twice.
  13. It took me a little while to understand that "namespaced" meant using the build option "Apply prefix to all contained items" in "Source File Settings" for dependencies in the build spec. Once I made that connection everything makes sense. This isn't really namespacing. This is changing the name of every dependency. So after the build Caller.vi references a class named "namespace.Shared Class.lvclass". Since Callee.vi didn't go through the build, it references the class "Shared Class.lvclass". A VI that has a single input of type "Shared Class.lvclass" is not going to match a strict VI referenc
  14. Officially we would encourage you to use the VI Server APIs to do things like this. In some cases we even expose methods on the Application class that can return information about VIs without loading them. The main reason for this stance is because we reserve the right to change our file formats between versions. This is usually either to support new features or to improve performance and has happened many times to various degrees. The last substantial change was to compress several pieces of the VI because CPUs could decompress faster than the larger data could be read from disk. I realize no
  15. There is another possible answer. When we build the EXE and all the DLLs that make up LabVIEW, we do generate symbol files. We don't ship them but we hold on to them for debugging. Each executable remembers the absolute path that this symbol file was created at on our build machines. In many cases our build machines are setup with multiple drive letters rather than just one huge C drive. When NIER encounters a crash, it uses a MS DLL to look for the symbol files to try to put more details in its log. One of the places this DLL looks is the path in the executable. I think this behavior is freq
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