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  1. So sometimes when you do protocol decoding it is convenient to use a variant to store decoded data. For example you might have a 2 bit enumeration that is decoded like this: 00 -> Good 01 -> Bad 10 -> Ugly 11 -> Catastrophic If you cast the value to an enumeration that contains these values before hand you can see them on the variant control. If you use a Ring you will only see a value. I know that the LV flatten to string contains the enumeration strings but the encoding is a bit of a mystery, although it looks like the openg palette has figured some of it ou
  2. After working on the set cluster element by name xnode, it made me realize i could use the same concept to convert a variant array to a cluster. The technique is actually pretty simple, the xnode generates a case structure for each element in a cluster in cluster order, wherein a bundle by name is used to set the value and an unbundle by name is used to get the type, a variant to data is used to convert the data. This has some benefits over some methods, you are not limited to 255 elements, although that is not usually the case some of us are paranoid that clusterosaurus giganticous will be la
  3. I have Created a dll that takes a variant pointer and sets the value to a string. Its very simple... But i want to easily move information to and from LabVIEW with very little overhead. I was wondering if there was a equivalent C api for Get/Set variant attributes? cviauto.h has many variant related functions that work well for manipulating data inside the variant but i can't seem to access the attributes.
  4. One of my minions is working thought the online Core3 course and showed me some code that made no sense to me. I am wondering it this is a bug or some little known feature. In the code, he was told to wire a variant to the 'variant to data' function and wire in a path constant so the output would be a path. This was later wired to a function needing a path input. So far so good. But later in the same code (in a different case) he was instructed to do the same thing but this time there was no input to the 'variant to data' function to tell it what to cast the variant data to. But for some
  5. I'm probably missing something fundamental about how variants are stored in memory . I want to create an array of pointers to variants. I seem to be able to write quite happily, but when read; it causes a problem. The following VI demonstrates what I am trying to do. It runs through once quite happily, but on the second execution it fails on the DSDisposePointer (even though the variant has been written and read correctly). If you disable the read, then it doesn't crash so it must be something to do with the way I'm retrieving the data. Any help appreciated. varpointers.vi
  6. Hi there! I've played around with a piece of my Programm where I have to create an array of clusters where a cluster has two emenents: a NAME and a VALUE for the specific name. I Would like to use something like the firt Screenshot as an Input (Bundle the Variables to a cluster). Then, inside the SubVI I would like to generate said Array of Clusters based on the Label of the Controls that I use as Inputs to the cluster. As a Result I would like to get something like this: The thing is that I can't seem to get the Data out of the Variant - On the Frontpanel, the indicator for the varia
  7. Hi, I am working in a DLL to create a Labview component that runs some C code. I was using the Call Library Function, and I see it works to write external functions that get and set Labview data in/from the C code. But now, I would like to make it work with Variants, since I want to allow to wire any kind of data into my CLF Node. I have been using the Adapt to Type - Interface to Data option to be able to introspect the LabVIEW Data from my C code and get or set its value. I have been told that Variants are structured very similar to any other LabVIEW Type, so I should be able to use the In
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