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  1. Thanks crelf. I'm definitely going to try to make another one for the gift exchange next year, but where am I going to get another empty mini-keg. I smell a beer night. :beer: :beer:
  2. Use the Position Property Node for that Scrollbar. Right click the Vertical Scrollbar, select Create, Property Node, Position, All. Then change that Property Node to a write, and wiring in the X and Y coordinates.
  3. Sorry I didn't mean to imply that this forum was free (as in beer) I know that there is a real cost in running this forum. What I meant to say was that I didn't know these features existed in these InvisionFree forums. http://invisionfree.com/ But I don't really know if this forum is using InvisionFree it just looks like the same forums that they make.
  4. Wow first of all I didn't even know this feature existed in these Invision Free forums. I am running XP SP3 I tried with Firefox 3.0.1 and IE7 and neither worked.
  5. I remember having this problem before. What is happening is when the user presses enter the new value in the string control is not updated before the event is triggered that the OK button has changed value. The easy solution is to right click the string control and enable "Update Value While Typing" Of course this could have a bad side effect if you are triggering events on the changing string control, but it doesn't sound like you are. EDIT: sorry you said you were using a numeric control, in that case I don't know what to do. I've played with it for a few minutes and it does seem odd. I setup the same example you mentioned, a numeric control, then an event for changing value of the ok button, then tied the return key to the toggle. After that I made a wait for 1 second, then read the value from the control and put it into an indicator but the value didn't update.
  6. QUOTE (TobyD @ Feb 9 2009, 12:04 PM) That's a great tip thanks.
  7. Also I tend to use the OpenG tool Fit VI Window to Largest Decoration, and then I will put down a Recessed Box decoration over the entire window, so that it will resize to that at run time. When developing there is no place to Shift + Right Click in the window, I tend to have to scroll up, to a place where there is no decoration, then Shift + Right Click, then scroll down. Really annoying, hope they fix this is the next version of LabVIEW. BTW I don't like the auto tool either, the person who first showed me LabVIEW told me to use Tab to switch tools so that's how I learned it.
  8. I think that by letting NI employees take the certification test, the tests themselves will be improved for reasons just like this. When I took the CLAD I remember a few questions that were a matter of opinion. I can't remember the exact wording but it was some thing like which method would you use to save a set of recorded data? Binary, ASCII, TDMS, or some thing else. The answer highly depends on what you would like to do with the saved data, if it needs to be user readable I would use ASCII. If there is a security issue with not wanting anyone to tamper with the file, I would use Binary. If the data was a large file with complicated data types I may look into TDMS. By having NI employees run into these problems maybe the tests will be less opinionated.
  9. Also not sure if people have seen this or not but NI has officially released their unit test framework http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/8082 I haven't used it yet but I hear that it should become a common used tool around the office.
  10. Glad to see I'm not the only one using vimeo as an alternative to youtube. I was using video.google as an alternative but since google owns both of them they are slowly shutting down video.google.
  11. QUOTE (Tomi Maila @ Jan 26 2009, 04:10 AM) That would be really cool in that from there we might be able to produce some kind of open source standard for saving a LabVIEW VI. I heard there was a topic a while ago to save a VI as ASCII art, but it didn't go anywhere.
  12. Use the Date/Time to Seconds primitive VI found in the Timing sub-palette. With this you give a cluster of inputs (including but not limited to Day of Month, Month, and Year) and the output is a Time Stamp.
  13. hooovahh

    Input Pipes

    QUOTE (sachsm @ Jan 21 2009, 10:45 AM) Wow I guess so. I opened this up and figured it was just a boolean with the images for TRUE and FALSE replaced with a picture of a pipe (that was blue and light blue) But you said it had smarts for adding connectors, so I held Ctrl and tried making a copy by dragging the pipe, but it bent where I clicked it. I then realized you can Ctrl click on the end of the pipe, and it will bend depending on what half of the end you click on. I'd also be interested in knowing how it was made, not that I have a use for it.
  14. QUOTE (jcarmody @ Jan 9 2009, 02:15 PM) Yeah I try doing this instead. This is the closest I can be to typing with sarcasm.
  15. hooovahh

    Windows 7

    I'm sure this is just for playing around but I must say you are very bold to try to develop LabVIEW code in a beta operating system. I would also recommend trying all the different compatibility options by going to the properties of the executable. Never used Windows 7, but Windows 2000 up to Vista has it so I would assume they didn't remove that feature. I'm sure when Windows 7 is officially released NI will release a patch or something if the installer still doesn't work.
  16. QUOTE (crelf @ Jan 8 2009, 12:28 PM) Well yeah me too, but I remember watching all the episodes in syndication after I got home from school as a wee lad. (good thing this is in the LAVA Lounge or I might say we are off topic)
  17. If I were Gilligan I guess Crelf would be the Skipper, but he's not that large or hot headed. Also are there any women on this forum to play female roles? I guess I was always a Mary Ann kind a guy.
  18. I've been working in 8.6 for a little while and I notice something similar. I will open the project and immediately it states that there are changes (the asterisk) If I perform a save all it goes away. One time I clicked the "List Unsaved Changes" and it states that some attributes were changed in the project. Out of curiosity what does LabVIEW state is the changes in your project?
  19. QUOTE (Antoine Châlons @ Jan 5 2009, 11:48 AM) Completely agree. Just saying that I think it would be possible if someone wanted to.
  20. Just here to add my 2 cents, this won't work for all situations (like other operating systems) but could you use a windows DLL to act like you are pressing keys on the keyboard? Like in your LabVIEW program ask for the user name and password, then call Skype, wait for the login dialog to be active, and send the user name and password as keyboard keys (with tab in between) then return. This doesn't use any kind of API, and is very prone to problems (like if Skype happens to change the login dialog) but for a quick and dirty solution I think this should work.
  21. A useful piece of software I use is DriveImage XML It's free and it supports imaging a windows hard drive, when logged into windows. It "Locks" your files while making an image. This is useful for me so I don't have to reboot into a live OS from a CD and image the hard drive. It also is a more open standard so it "allow(s) you to process them with 3rd party tools".The one thing the software doesn't have (that other imaging software does) is incremental backup, so I just keep the most recent 2 or 3 images instead, and delete older ones.
  22. At work I'm at 1280 X 1024, but it's hardly a standard. What's even worst is some developers are wide screen some are standard. Most the systems the software is going into is standard 4:3, but some controls act funny when the monitor is not at its native aspect ratio and native resolution. One thing I noticed is circles may appear to be ovals if you are not at the full native resolution of a monitor.
  23. Wow that MIMO looks very slick, I'm curious to know the power needs since it can run over USB I'm wondering how bright the screen can be.
  24. hooovahh

    Dual Monitors

    QUOTE (crelf @ Dec 3 2008, 11:54 PM) Yeah it was also kinda weird, he would have a desktop and 2 laptops running Synergy, then one day I had to remote desktop into one of his 2 laptops, and it got weird when he would move his mouse off the screen and move my mouse. On a side note I sure wish that I had dual monitors for development, I wonder what that would be like, hmmm, crelf do you know what it's like developing on 2 monitors?
  25. QUOTE (crelf @ Dec 1 2008, 03:24 PM) I started looking at the NTBackup software that comes with XP, and the advanced features are pretty useful. It's just for me it was easier to write a 4 line batch file to backup some media folders. If I ever want to backup more OS features (like settings and such) I will definatly keep NTBackup in mind.
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