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As part of my latest debug process, I've been building EXEs with a basic test platform and the necessary support files - hopefully cutting down on places to look for problems in each component. The test platform in each case is a basic UI where I can enqueue messages (start, stop, do something) or receive messages (data, status, errors) plus the control code I want to trace. I've been successful with debugging and building several components (temperature readout and calculations, stage control, voltage measurement), but have hit a wall with building the last (a pair of power supplies). I have changed no settings from build to build. For all components, I can do what I want in the development environment. With most, I can build and get the same expected function. With the power supplies, I can do what I want in dev, However, the build completes without error, but the EXE is broken. I get a "The VI is not executable. The full development..." error. The major difference that I'm able to discern is that the power supply test platform has reentrant VIs (some are inlined). Since I'm using OOP and dynamic dispatch, they're sharing clones. If I put a "diagram disable" box around the top level VI for one of the supplies, the app builds and runs successfully, albeit with only one supply functioning. I've looked on the web and the causes I've been able to find for the error aren't relevant for my test. I'm using an emulator for the supplies (no drivers), I'm not dynamically loading anything (path name failures don't happen), and there are no DLLs (I'm not that good yet). Has anyone else run into problems with this? Why wouldn't the error appear in the build process? I'm running LV2011.
Just for the sake of my own curiosity, I was wondering if anyone knew what is "wrapped" in the NI builder in order to create installers? Is the .NET Installer class being used to create installers, or something else? I was also wondering if there is something like the OpenG MSI Installer Builder that can be used with newer versions of LabVIEW? It seems it can't be used after LV7.1. I really like the idea of being able to customize my installers to look a little less plain during installation. If not, I wouldn't mind throwing my own together if someone could point me in the right direction. Or, even if one does exist, I wouldn't mind writing my own for the sake of learning. Thanks.
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