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Create Helpful Constants from Select Function

Author: Tom McQuillan

 

The select function could really benefit from back propagation, but until then here's a tool I scrapped together.

 

Select Useful Constants.gif

 
It seems to work, but it's had limited testing and was created in LabVIEW 2020.
Copy the attached to: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\LabVIEW Data\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram and restart LabVIEW
 
Here's a github repository if anyone wants to snoop around the code or create updates: https://github.com/TomsLabVIEWExtensions/Useful-Constants-for-Select-Function.
 
Cheers,
Tom
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AFLAMENT
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Hello I try it under LV2020, I didn't have PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram folder. Did I miss a step ? I create this folder by myself and plave llb inside but it doesn't work. Did you have an idea ? 

Thanks

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Hello I try it,

1) go to C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2020\resource\plugins\PopupMenus and run Select "Function DataType.llb"

 

2) complete form

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3) this time folder is create

C:\Users\[your user name]\Documents\LabVIEW Data\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram

 

4) Replace generated "Select Function DataType.llb" by Tom McQuillan's .llb

 

Restart LV .. nothing.. any Idea ?

McQuillan
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Hi Aflament,

 

Download the attached LLB and place it in:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\LabVIEW Data\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram

 

For example, on my PC I would move the plugin here: C:\Users\Thomas.McQuillan\Documents\LabVIEW Data\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram\Select Function DataType.llb

 

If that directory doesn't exist you should create it. By placing it in that directory, the plugin will work with LabVIEW 2020 and 2021 (as well as future versions).

The plugin will only show if you right click a Select function which has its output wired.

 

I hope this helps.

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>Restart LV .. nothing.. any Idea ?

 

Step 1 and 2 are redundant.

 

Step 1 and 2 are not in the installation instructions. Perhaps they've created a library in "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2020\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram" as well? Check "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2020\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram" and delete "Select Function DataType.llb" if it's there.

 

Try to open the VI(s) in "Select Function DataType.llb", check if anything is broken. (Save, restart, see if it helps).

 

Put "Select Function DataType.llb" in "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2020\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram". See if that makes a difference.

Petru_Tarabuta
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the plugin. I added it to the List of Community Shortcut Menu Plug-ins (Part 1).

Raeff
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Hi AFLAMENT

 

Restart LV .. nothing.. any Idea ?

I had to place it under my Default Data Directory which corresponds to "C:\Users\<username>\Documents\LabVIEW Data\"  as mentioned by Tom

My Default Data Directory is at a different path. Check yours: Tools -> Options -> Paths > select "Default Data Directory")

 

So try placing it here:
<your Default Data Directory>PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram\

That worked for me.

 

Best,

Raeff

 

 

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