This example demonstrates the 4 basic steps required to use the Show Busy Indicator VI in state machine design.
The Show Busy Indicator VI enables you to provide an indication to the user that the system is busy. This functionality is useful if your application performs operations that take more than a few seconds to complete. Run the included example VIs to see how you can implement this functionality in your applications. The Show Busy Indicator VI is a modified version of the TestStand - Show Busy Indicator.vi by National Instruments.
LabVIEW Full Development System 2012 or compatible
Steps to Implement or Execute Code
Run the EXAMPLE 2 - Show Busy Indicator (State Machine) VI
Enter the SHORT milliseconds to wait value, the specified millisecond wait is executed and no busy indicator is displayed.
Enter the LONG milliseconds to wait value, the specified millisecond wait is executed and the busy indicator is displayed.
Move the main VI window and notice that the busy indicator is always displayed in the center of the main VI window.
Additional Information or References
Note: The busy indicator will not be displayed if the calling VIs front panel is not the frontmost panel when this VI is called.
Example 1 VI Block Diagram
Example 2 VI Block Diagram
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