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  1. shoneill

    Game of Thrones

    I'm an avid GoT fan, but I'm waiting for Season 8 to arrive..... 🀣
  2. Even God appears to agree with Shaun.... Mark 1:34 β€œAnd he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.”
  3. No problems. I understood from the previous post you were teaching LabVIEW as opposed to using LabVIEW to teach something else. All clear now. And either way, the community is always ready to help.
  4. Also, I don't mean to be mean, but are you sure you're in the position to create code to teach people LabVIEW? This isn't advanced LabVIEW. If this is the quality of material students will be using to learn LabVIEW it might be best not doing it at all. Again, I'm not being mean, I'm being honest (and if anything I'm being diplomatic). Don't you have access to people who have (a lot) more experience in LabVIEW to help you out?
  5. Your sub-VI does not have a loop. It will run once and once only per Event. If you leave the FP of the sub-VI open, you can click on the boolean when it is not running and it will be applied whenever it is run. If you want your sub-VI to keep running, it also needs a while loop around it(either in the sub-VI itself or ourside). Just make sure you have a stop criterium for the loop. If you go into the properties of the sub-VI you can also set the FP to open when called. This still won't make it keep running, but it will at least make sure the FP is opened.
  6. A picture is not a VI. You say you added a while loop. How? There are still a lot of variables which could go wrong. Post your code or we can't really help.
  7. Something can't be in a peer group and not be in a peer group at the same time. This is how the LV diagram "Group" works. What NI has is a parent-child grouping which is something different. Not saying this couldn't be an interesting idea, just that it's not comparing apples with apples.
  8. On the other hand: What is "too slow". What should "faster" be?
  9. You might want to get in touch with Wiebe for that....
  10. You are setting your offset to 0.001 of a single sample. That's not going to be visible. The top value in your clsuter is your offset (zero X value). The second top value is the time spacing between adjacent data points (not the entire length of the plot). If you need 100 data points before the trigger, try Top: 0.001, Middle 0.00001, Bottom, your data You SHOULD use proper timing data. If your data is recorded at 1MHz, the middle value should be 1/millionth in order to have your X-axis in seconds. Please note this also only changes the DISPLAY of your data, it has nothing to do with the data's ACTUAL position relative to your trigger. You need to set up your acquisition properly in order to guarantee that.
  11. But which bit? Some bits are actually quite tasty..... πŸ₯“
  12. Did not know about that function. Nice.
  13. So your job is to make it as hard as possible for NXG to ever catch up with with LV 20xx? πŸ˜€
  14. It was listed as part of the roadmap, with the added caveat, that such extension would be available only in C#. I certainly remember it being communicated as the way forward with regard to replacing XControls. It was certainly used as a carrot, even if the word "promise" is not accurate. Then at the CAB in Austin some years back, we were told that won't be happening, that the existing control classes won't be extendable. I can't recall exactly who and when, but it was definitely communicated.
  15. Is the existence of XControls one of those bugs?
  16. I'm pretty sure XControls are dead in the water. But I sure hope they are working on an alternative, at least for NXG.
  17. My usage of it or not is completely irrelevant to the point I was trying to make. NI should be working on a proper implementation of extendable controls (C# inheritance was touted, then it turned out that will be limited / useless). I fear they are looking for a way out of that corner. But still, if we're realistic, there'll probably be notnhing of that sort coming in the next X years, so this IS a boon. I just hope this doesn't stop NI working on a proper implementation. I'm not casting any shade ont eh toolkit itself, it looks pretty amazing. The reason I think it might sway people at NI is because it IS good. If it would be half-arsed, I wouldn't be afraid. So from that point of view, technically speaking, 🧑
  18. I don't think I am incorrect. It mimics the existing VI Server tree, but it does not extend it per se. I agree it's a great toolkit and has a LOT of potential, but it's just not the same. I've done something very similar, I'm aware of the benefits and the limitations of this type of implementation. Code changing properties of the control in parallel to the LVOOP approach can be very hard to manage.
  19. I agree completely, but will NI spin it differently?
  20. In end effect what we need is the ability to actually inherit from existing controls in order to extend their functionality. Just being able to extend a String control to allow for a dictionary should be possible without it being distinguishable from a "normal" String control on the FP or BD (Perhaps for some identification on the BD of it being an extended control). XControls never really offered this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think QControls do either. We were promised that NXG would get exactly this kind of extensibility, but having heard nothing more on it (and a few rumours to the contrary, I fear the worst). I have the feeling NI might use this as an excuse to see their promise of extendible FP controls as being fulfilled. For this reason and this reason alone I am skeptical and pessimistic. TL;DR. Technically yes. Politically and strategically no.
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