Hidden Gems in vi.lib

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New Hidden Gems in LabVIEW 2018

The following hidden gems are new to LabVIEW 2018:

 

  1. Sync.vim (located in vi.lib/utility)
    This .vim simply passes through two wire values. It can be used as a sync point on a diagram, where you want to ensure that data flow does not continue until the sources of those two wires execute.
  2. 1D Array Sort VIMs (located in examples/Malleable VIs/Nested Malleable VIs)
    These aren't technically hidden gems since they are part of a shipping example. However, the functionality provided (notably the Sort 1D Array.vimSearch Unsorted 1D Array.vim, and Search Sorted 1D Array.vim) has been highly requested by the LabVIEW community and may become official features in a future LabVIEW release.

Note that for LabVIEW 2018, there is not a new Hidden Gems package on the Tools Network. Version 1.0.0.10 continues to be the latest version.

DNatt, LV R&D
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So many great examples of defining an interface for extending the inbuilt LV functionalities with your own algorithm details (lambda functions), defining object oriented types etc. yet nothing provided as a real interface, making it impossible to actually extend this and provide your own types. Why is it that smart steps in the right direction get hidden and buried? Why not just do it right once, and not these timid steps behind the scenes? These kind of features should have been in LV 10 years ago.

Best regards, Piotr

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