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altenbach

Mark VI as toplevel

Status: Declined

National Instruments will not be implementing this idea. The LabVIEW Project Window can be used for logical file organization, and the top-level VI(s) of the project should be easily identified by their location in the project hierarchy.

LLBs always had the capability of marking a VI as toplevel.

 

I wonder if it would be possible to set a flag inside a VI so a VI is recognized as such from within e.g. windows explorer. (e.g. different default icon). Since this requires OS integrations, I don't know if this is even feasible.

 

Still, It should at least integrate with the LabVIEW project.

 

The default settings could be very simple:

  • A VI without any defined connectors in the connector pane is "toplevel".
  • If there is at least one defined connector, the toplevel designation is lost.
  • There should be a way to overwrite this in VI properties.

 

Many times, people attach a zip full of VIs without telling us the name of the toplevel VI, so this idea would limit the number of candidates to inspect.


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Darren
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Status changed to: Declined

National Instruments will not be implementing this idea. The LabVIEW Project Window can be used for logical file organization, and the top-level VI(s) of the project should be easily identified by their location in the project hierarchy.

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