Cool New LabVIEW Project Features in 8.5

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2007

I just got done watching a great video tutorial of some cool new LabVIEW 8.5 project explorer features in Christina Rogers’ latest blog article, Project File Management Enhancements.

Here are some of the new favorites that got me excited:

  • Save As (on your project file) — LabVIEW 8.0 and 8.2 do not have Save As for a project and I really missed this expected feature. Now, in 8.5, NI has exceeded my expectations :) You can also rename and save a copy of your project, and even choose subsets of the project for the new copy.
  • Immediate update of Dependencies after adding new project items. (I wonder if I can set Destinations based on a Dependencies location)
  • Show file paths in Items View (it would be nice if there were a setting to show the paths relative to the project file’s parent folder [if located beneath that folder] instead of absolute paths.
  • Show Callers and Show Callees when right-clicking on VIs in the project explorer (hmm… I wonder if this works for Classes, yet — e.g., Show Parent and Show Children.)

These features really make using the project explorer a lot more enjoyable. Thanks, Christina (and LV team) :)

2 Comments for 'Cool New LabVIEW Project Features in 8.5'

    August 27, 2007 | 5:31 am


    Thanks for the shout-out and the feedback! I’m pretty excited about the new project features, too (and there are actually a lot more that I hope to post about in the future).

    - Christina

    August 27, 2007 | 12:42 pm

    Christina: You’re welcome. I’m looking forward to your future posts, so that I can learn more about the new Project Explorer features :)

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