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    • By Jim Kring
      [Update: NI Bug 974336]
      There seems to be a bug in the coercion of data to variant when a cluster contains a single element that is a variant. (original post here).
      Note: This bug appears to be very old, going as far back as LV2012. This has been reported to NI in the LV2020 Beta forum. I don't have a Bug ID / CAR yet.
      Coerce to Variant Fail (LV2019).vi


       
      Note that adding another element to the outer cluster causes the problem to go away.


    • By Bas de Jong
      Hello, I'm trying to display an animated GIF on the front panel. This gif should be loaded programmatically based on some user event. My google search led me to use the OpenG Read GIF File (Animated)__ogtk.vi file. However, loading a GIF is extremely slow. It takes almost 20 seconds to execute the vi when I load the attached GIF (I found randomly on the internet). Is this normal? And if so, is there a way to load a gif faster? Because I need to load several and I cannot afford to load maybe 2 minutes only for the gifs.

    • By ShaunR
      Maybe others have seen this but I only became aware of it recently so I apologise if there is already a CAR for it.
      The following demonstrates a difference in behaviour between LabVIEW 2017 and previous versions (back as far as 2009, maybe further).
      The VI registers an event when it starts (in the timeout case) and generates a user event when the Increment button is pressed.
      The expected behaviour is that the counter will increment by one every time the button is pressed. This is the case for LabVIEW versions prior to 2017. In 2017, the user event is never fired, nor is there an error emitted by the generate user event.
      To get the VI to operate as expected in 2017; change the event refnum tunnel to a shift register. This seems to indicate that the refnum prototype is stomping on the dynamically allocated reference whereas in previous LabVIEW versions it would not. Note also, that when using the shift register, the cases do not need to be "wired through" as would be expected with similar functionality in a normal case statement.
      evnt.vi
    • By A Scottish moose
      Hey everyone,
       
      I am working on a backup function for a test executive.  The backup uses the 'class to XML' vi to create an XML string and then save it to a file to be reloaded later. All of my test specific information lives in the class (or one of it's children).  I like this functionality because it makes backup and reload brainless.  It just works.... until now... I've got a test class for my current tester that's grown rather large.  Everything works fine, until the tester loads some waveform data into either of the waveform arrays.  Without data in this field the class reloads just fine, otherwise if fails and says the XML is corrupted.
       
      As you can see in my backup vi I have built in a work around that flattens the waveform arrays to strings, drops them back into the class private data, deletes the waveform arrays and then writes the class.  This works! Much to my surprise both waveform data and the rest of the class data are written to file and reloaded without error.  
       
      Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this? 
       
      Cheers,
       
      Tim


    • By fennectp
      Hi all,
       
      I've got a customer that wants to zip/unzip files on their cRIO-9035, so I had them playing with the OpenG Zip tools to see if it would fit their needs. Although they've found that they can zip files on their cRIO just fine, they find that they get disconnected from their RT target and the shell shows the following error message:
      LabVIEW caught a fatal signal 15.0 - Recieved SIGSEGV Reason: address not mapped to object Attempt to reference address: 0x0x10000000 stdin: is not a tty  
      The zip file they're testing with includes two simple .txt files with short strings in them ("booya" and "booya2"). This file unzips just fine on the host PC with the "ZLIB Extract All Files To Dir" VI, but when copied over to the cRIO and unzipped via the same VI, it only unzips the first text file and the resulting file doesn't have any text in it.
      I've attached a copy of the project and the zip file I used to reproduce this behavior using a cRIO-9033 that I had on hand. (The only thing I can't provide is the cRIO >_<)
      Could anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong? Any suggestions as to what other workarounds I could take to zip/unzip files on a LinuxRT target would also be very much appreciated!
       
      Regards,

      Tamon
      Unzip on cRIO-9033.zip
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