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How to list files in a LabVIEW 2009 executable app

In earlier LabVIEW versions (prior to LabVIEW 2009), you could list all the VIs inside a built LabVIEW application using the List Folder function.  This is a very useful feature, since you might want to dynamically open VI References or find *.lvclass (LabVIEW Class) files for loading plugins, etc.

However, in LabVIEW 2009 this no longer [...]

I couldn’t live without “Array of VData to VCluster” (video)

This is another article in a series showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs — “The OpenG VIs that I couldn’t live without“. In this article, I’m going to show a very useful VI, Array of VData to VCluster, that is used for converting arrays into a clusters.  The benefit of using this function, is that, unlike [...]

XML comes free (but not easy) with LabVIEW 8.6

One of the great new features in LabVIEW 8.6 is the built-in set of functions for parsing XML.  Having an XML parser built-into LabVIEW is really a wonderful thing (previously, these VIs were part of the Internet Toolkit which was a paid, add on).  This makes XML a lot more accessible for LabVIEW developers.
The XML [...]

LabVIEW 8.6 Quick Drop is awesome (and an unfair advantage)!

I’m lucky enough to have a new project that will be developed in LabVIEW 8.6 (which was just released at NIWeek 2008), so I get to start using various new features like Darren’s totaly awesome Quick Drop tool.  I’m really excited to start using Quick Drop, because I saw Darren (the LabVIEW R&D team member [...]

I couldn’t live without “Trim Whitespace”

This is another article in a series showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs -- "The OpenG VIs that I couldn't live without". In this article, I'm going to show a very useful VI, Trim Whitespace, that is used for removing space, end of line, and other whitespace from at the beginning and/or end of a string. Let's look at an example [...]

New LabVIEW Video Blog – Tip Jar

( LabVIEW and OpenG )
There's a new LabVIEW (video) blogger named Ben Zimmer, over at the LabVIEW Mastery Tip Jar Blog, who has been creating some useful videos about LabVIEW.  His most recent video blog post about OpenG is great.  It gives a very quick introduction to OpenG and how to install it and then shows some of his favorite OpenG VIs in action. [...]

I couldn’t live without “File>>Locate in Project”

This is another article in a series showing some of my favorite OpenG VIs -- "The OpenG VIs that I couldn't live without". In this article, I'm going to show a very useful tool called the Locate File in Project, which gives you an easy way of finding VIs in the Project Explorer. If you have this tool installed, it will [...]

JKI and the LabVIEW Community

( JKI and LAVA and LabVIEW and NI Week and OpenG )

One the reasons that NIWeek 2007 was the Best NIWeek Ever was that during the NIWeek 2007 Alliance Day keynote, NI showed a slide called “The LabVIEW Community Online” (shown above) which included JKI’s logo! This slide displayed the logos of various LabVIEW community websites, including discussion forums, blogs, etc. I was extremely [...]

My NIWeek 2007 Presentations

One the reasons that NIWeek 2007 was the Best NIWeek Ever was that I got to present four times! I gave the following two presentations (I presented the latter at three different times):

Using Free and Open Source LabVIEW Software
Developing Commercial Software Applications in LabVIEW

The first presentation, “Using Free and Open Source LabVIEW Software“, was [...]

Best NIWeek Ever

( Books and LAVA and LabVIEW and NI Week and OpenG )

While you were busy installing LabVIEW 8.5 in the 5th dimension, alfa…
I was having the BEST NIWEEK EVER!

I got to present four times!
Michael’s XControls presentation rocked!
I got to sit in the front row at every keynote!
JKI was recognized by NI during a keynote as being an important part of the LabVIEW Community Ecosystem!
JKI’s booth location [...]

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