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  1. QUOTE (asbo @ Jun 3 2009, 07:43 PM) Heh, maybe. We'll see what my time availability looks like in the coming weeks. Don't forget I have to come up with Weekly Normal Nuggets, too. And I should probably figure out here pretty soon what I'm going to present at NI Week. -D
  2. My first blog post on scripting: LabVIEW Scripting Tip #1: The Power of Traverse -D
  3. QUOTE (jdunham @ May 21 2009, 12:00 AM) I have a Quick Drop shortcut of 'nc' for Numeric Constant...I use it all the time to drop an I32 constant. I could see it being useful for a DBL constant to be on the palettes, simply so I could have a 'dc' shortcut to drop the DBL constants when I need them. I'll look into what it might take to get a DBL constant added to the palettes sometime in the future (the work would be trivial, it's just a matter of convincing the right people). For now, though, you could add your own DBL constant merge VI to the user.lib palettes, and use Quick Drop to ha
  4. QUOTE (Black Pearl @ May 13 2009, 02:21 PM) Hah, I just realized that at some point in the past, I changed my profile to include LV 2009 too. To add credibility to my previous statement, I've changed it back to only list the released LabVIEW versions I use. -D
  5. QUOTE (crelf @ May 13 2009, 11:42 AM) I agree. I don't think it makes sense to list an unreleased LabVIEW version as an option when setting up a LAVA profile. -D
  6. QUOTE (Aristos Queue @ May 8 2009, 02:01 PM) I don't consider it a blind spot. My http://forums.ni.com/ni/board/message?board.id=170&thread.id=380412' target="_blank">favorite feature of LabVIEW 8.5 was the For Loop with Break. I've probably used it hundreds, if not thousands, of times in code I've written in the past 2 years. And the few times I've needed the index of the For Loop when it stopped, I just used the iteration count within the loop. If I ever needed to know how many times the loop ran, I would just drop an increment in the loop and wire it to the iteration count.
  7. Also, the CLD is a 4-hour application coding exam, there aren't any "questions" on it to speak of. And this is too specific a question for the CLA. And probably too difficult for the CLAD. -D
  8. QUOTE (gmart @ Apr 21 2009, 11:01 AM) I'm pretty sure the most advanced feature on that calculator is that you can type in "5318008" and turn it upside down. -D
  9. QUOTE (TobyD @ Apr 21 2009, 10:05 AM) That's hilarious. Man, this is so cool that there's HP calculator zealots here. I guess it goes with the territory, though...you guys all have impeccable taste in programming language, so it only makes sense that you'd all like the best calculators too. -D
  10. QUOTE (Mark Yedinak @ Apr 20 2009, 05:26 PM) Awesome! I had an engraved name plate on my 48GX! I still contend the 48G series was the best graphing scientific calculator ever made (always bugged me that TI-85 was the standard in my high school). A few months back I reluctantly sold my 48GX, since I haven't used it since undergrad college. I sold it in 2008 for as much as I bought it for back in 1993! -D Oh, and in case anybody wants to start a calculator debate (snicker), I contend that the HP 32SII (which I still own) is the best non-graphing scientific calculator ever made. 384 by
  11. Definitely a bug, I was able to reproduce in 8.6. I couldn't find a workaround, but I filed CAR# 160408 on the issue. -D
  12. Many of the VIs that ship with LabVIEW were written long ago, before too many people thought much about coding standards. We had the AEs go through and scrub all the examples a few years back, so a lot of those should have gotten better. As for vi.lib VIs, those don't typically get edited too much after being written. I do make it a habit to clean up any shipping VI I happen to be editing though (just did one this morning), so given enough years, I may single-handedly clean up vi.lib. -D
  13. Ben, your use of the term octothorpe just made my day! I thought my dad and I were the only ones who used the true name of the # symbol! -D
  14. QUOTE (Norm Kirchner @ Apr 2 2009, 05:20 PM) I don't know if this wins me the beer or not, but I can get you darn close. Assuming you have all that crazy "scripting" stuff turned on, check out the App method "Hilight Palette Menu Item": http://lavag.org/old_files/monthly_04_2009/post-4441-1238728342.png' target="_blank"> Pass it the name of an object on the palette you want to bring up, and that palette will appear in the position you specify, with the object whose name you specified highlighted. So it works based off palette object names, not palette names, but it's the closest I
  15. When you guys do start using Quick Drop, make sure to read my Advanced Quick Drop Tips post on the NI Forums. Keeping one hand on the keyboard for typing object name shortcuts, and one hand on the mouse for placement and wiring, is *exactly* what I do all day long. -D
  16. QUOTE (Michael Aivaliotis @ Mar 25 2009, 09:01 PM) I agree. It seems like something we should be able to do. But then again, there may be a good reason for why it can't be done...AQ? -D
  17. QUOTE (rpursley @ Mar 16 2009, 03:41 PM) That was actually a bug in LabVIEW that I introduced in 8.6 where an expired VI Analyzer license would cause the long LabVIEW launch time (sorry about that). It's fixed in 8.6.1. The easiest workaround, as you discovered, was to uninstall the VI Analyzer after its license expired. -D
  18. QUOTE (Gary Rubin @ Mar 5 2009, 06:48 AM) My Zs have a distinct angular upper corner...my 2s have a curved upper corner. They look pretty much exactly like 'Z' and '2'. Thread hijack ftw! -D
  19. QUOTE (crelf @ Mar 4 2009, 09:23 PM) I say 'zee', and I don't draw lines through the middle of my Zs or 7s either. -D
  20. QUOTE (dannyt @ Mar 3 2009, 02:33 AM) Last I checked, my address is in Austin, TX, USA. http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/BritishCanadianAmerican.htm' rel='nofollow' target="_blank">We use Zs here. -D
  21. Looking at the diagram of the Conditional Error Probe (vi.lib\_probes\default\ConditionalErrorProbe.vi), it looks like either the General Error Handler CORE.vi or that mysterious Conditional Disable Structure is to blame. -D
  22. QUOTE (jasonw @ Feb 27 2009, 08:20 AM) If you chant 3 times at 8:20 AM, no, I'm afraid Darren won't come answer this. I'm not what you would call a "morning person"...in fact, my pre-10AM response to this message is quite an anomaly. Kids woke up earlier than usual this morning... Anyway, when I developed Quick Drop, I wanted to make sure I could drop items without having to move my hands from their normal "left hand: keyboard, right hand: mouse" position. So I added the ability to click and dismiss Quick Drop to immediately drop the item, as Ben pointed out. This is called Super Quic
  23. QUOTE (crelf @ Feb 24 2009, 05:20 PM) Oh crap, that was hilarious. Louis CK is great, I've watched some of his stand-up. Too bad his HBO show tanked. -D
  24. Why are you building your tool into an EXE? If it is to simply call the tool as a scheduled task in Windows, you can always schedule a task that launches LabVIEW.exe and specifies a VI to run as a command line parameter. -D
  25. The VI Analyzer VIs do not work in a built executable. There is certain internal functionality used by the VI Analyzer that is not supported in the LabVIEW Runtime Engine. I was surprised to see that we do not mention anywhere in the VI Analyzer documentation that the VIs are not supported in a built EXE. I have filed a CAR against the documentation (CAR# 147643) that we add this information. -D
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