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Note: This plugin is installed with VI Analyzer Toolkit 2019 and later. You should only download the plugin from this page if you are using VI Analyzer Toolkit 2018, or if you do not have VI Analyzer Toolkit installed.

 

Author: Darren (NI)

 

While using the VI Analyzer Toolkit, you can use this right-click plugin to create #via_ignore bookmarks for objects you wish to exclude from VI Analyzer test results (more details on this VI Analyzer Toolkit feature here). For example, the VI Analyzer returns a failure for the "Backwards Wires" test as shown here:

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If you wish to ignore this wire for future Backwards Wires results, you can right-click the wire and choose Create > #via_ignore Bookmark:

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Selecting this menu option will create a #via_ignore bookmark attached to the wire:

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Additional details about this plugin:

1. The menu option only appears while the VI Analyzer Results Window is visible.

2. The menu option only appears for block diagram objects (since bookmarks and attached labels are currently unsupported on the front panel).

3. If you wish to use this plugin to create an unattached via_ignore bookmark (which causes an entire test to be ignored on an entire VI), you can right-click any object and create the bookmark, then you can remove the attachment so that only a free label remains.

4. This plugin provides similar functionality to the "Create via_ignore Bookmark" Quick Drop Keyboard Shortcut available here.

 

Attachment is saved in LabVIEW 2018. For install instructions, go here.

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This seems to be built into LV 2020 now.

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>This seems to be built into LV 2020 now.

 

I do not have this feature in LV20.

 

Are you sure LV20 isn't using a plugin you installed for an earlier version? The folder is shared...

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This plugin is installed with VI Analyzer Toolkit 2019 and later. I'll add a note to the main document.

wiebe@CARYA
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>This plugin is installed with VI Analyzer Toolkit 2019 and later. 

 

That explains why I don't have it.🌴😀

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Has this been deprecated in LV23?
Or am I missing something in my installation?
Cheers,
Niko

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Edit:
strange, I just found the library in the path: C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram, so it seems to be there, but not showing up in LabVIEW during edit time. Do I have to enable plugins somewhere in the settings?

 

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>strange, I just found the library in the path: C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram, so it seems to be there, but not showing up in LabVIEW during edit time.

 

Did you install 64 bit LV? That will use C:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram.

 

You can also open the VIs in the lib, see if it can find all it's dependencies (e.g. see if it isn't broken).

 

>Do I have to enable plugins somewhere in the settings?

 

No.

Universaldilletant
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Thanks for your reply, Wiebe 🙂
No, I only have LV 32 bit installed, so I guess the path should be correct?

I just opened all VIs in the llb and they are fine...
Amazingly, I just manually installed (=copied to the same directory) this library: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Shortcut-Menu-Plug-Ins/Popout-Create-Menus-llb/ta-p/3517918

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And that works fine.

 

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Hi Universaldilletant,

1. The path "C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2023\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram" should be correct for LabVIEW 2023 32-bit. I think the path is the same for both LabVIEW 2023 Q1 and Q3. I'm using LabVIEW 2023 Q3 32-bit on one machine and that's the path my machine uses successfully for right-click menu plugins.

2. Your screenshot seems to show the "Free Label To VI Description.llb" tool (https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Shortcut-Menu-Plug-Ins/Free-Label-To-VI-Description-llb/ta-p/420847...), not the Popout Create Menus.llb tool. I happen to have created the Free Label To VI Description.llb and I'm happy if you find it useful.

3. On another machine I'm using LabVIEW 2023 Q3 64-bit with VI Analyzer installed (I don't have VI Analyzer installed on the LabVIEW 2023 Q3 32-bit machine). The "Create > #via_ignore Bookmark" menu does not show up on that machine either, which suggests that the feature was indeed deprecated. It would be interesting to know which version it was first deprecated in, and whether it was an intentional choice or it's a bug.

Kind regards,
Petru

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Hi Petru,

yes, it is indeed a super helpful plugin. I took the screenshot of this plugin to show that, in general, plugins seem to work. Simply not the VI analyzer bookmark 🤷‍♂️
One thing, I also noticed is the following plugin: https://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Shortcut-Menu-Plug-Ins/Popout-Create-Menus-llb/ta-p/3517918
this **should** be included in LabVIEW, but my right-click menu doesn't show, as can be seen in my first screenshot up there...

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It is there in 2023Q3.  You are probably missing the step that you have to run VI Analyzer and select a failed test so that the plugin knows which test the comment states to ignore.


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Thanks. I was missing the step: "1. The menu option only appears while the VI Analyzer Results Window is visible.". The menu does appear when the VI Analyzer results window is open.

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