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Run tool with hot key -- Or run at startup

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I had two pretty straight forward questions but I can't seem to find the answers. Feel free to just point me to an article that has them, if one exists and I missed it.

1. How can I use a key combination to call my addon? For example, control + space opens QD.

2. How can I run my addon at startup. For instance, if I want it running in the background while I code.

Thanks in advance.

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I see you can do #1 via the options...->menu shortcuts. Can I also set this from a file that's loaded, or possibly use scripting to set it?

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1. Use Quick Drop shortcuts

2. Sorry, you can't really do that currently.

Chris Bolin
LabVIEW Partner Program, CLA
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Edit to 2:

You could possibly use JKI's Right Click Framework for this.

Chris Bolin
LabVIEW Partner Program, CLA
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Doesn't the RCF run at startup if you set it to? Or is it using access to something not available to the public?

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RCF does, in fact, have the ability to do things on LabVIEW launch. This is part of a larger feature set that was given to JKI and a few other LabVIEW Product Partners to enable the building of specific LabVIEW add-ons (like RCF).

Chris Bolin
LabVIEW Partner Program, CLA
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See this post to start VI at startup of LabVIEW

Dany Allard

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Dany -


Thank you for posting this. I actually didn't know this was "public" information. But do be advised, this doesn't come without some risk. There is only one VI that can be name the init VI, and this could be used/overwritten by any of LabVIEW's add-ons. Also, I am not sure if this mechanism will persist into the future. But, for your purposes, this may work just fine.

Chris Bolin
LabVIEW Partner Program, CLA
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Added a LabVIEW Wiki page here describing all the callbacks:

http://labviewwiki.org/Development_Environment_Event_Callback_VIs

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interestingly, as a side note, if you load lv_new.vi, you can see "XNode" within the default entries of the Create New table, which disappears as soon as you run it.

Thoric (CLA, CLED, CTD and LabVIEW Champion)


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