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Generate Documentation in Labview

I am looking for an 'easy' way to document my LV design and generate an html too.

 

I have looked through several methods and mostly concentrated on this:

 

https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-18765

 

However, every attempt I did failed. It might be because I am inexperienced and the guide isn't that clear too.

 

The steps I followed made sense to me somehow but still I got a text file only, only once.

 

A little guidance through the settings would be much appreciated.

 

Also, if there are any other possible solution, please state.

 

I want a html to look like LabViews' Help environment...

 

 

ps. I would rather not implement this in my design as I have no experience in xml or http, I wouldn't know how to employ this, and I have a small relatively time to document, hence the above vi to xml documentation tools.vi

 

Thanks in advance,

Stav

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Out interest - do you have the Report Generation Toolkit - it is an NI LabVIEW addon, which I believe comes as part of the Professional Distribution.

 

There is a whole sub palette that is purely for documenting LabVIEW code which TBH I've never used, but the rest of the toolkit I use on quite a regular basis and it is superb so I'd expect it to be of a similar quality.

 

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David Clark
CLA | CTA
IDEX Biometrics UK Ltd
Hampshire, England
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David,

 

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

Unfortunatelly I do not have this palette. I only  have a VI to XML documentation tool and a documentation tool for updating the vi properties. The first I can't get working, which is what this post is about. The second one I have used because it is easy to use and makes the documentation process much faster.

 

At the moment I am generating an html file from the print options in LV and modify it with kompozer.

 

This is the only solution I have for now and  it actually works pretty well.

 

In terms of time consuption it depents on the outcome you want to achieve. For me, it can take up a fairly amount of time to put everything in order as I am using picture etc...

 

 

Regards,

Stav

 

 

 

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