Here is a really dumb question and an even dumber vi just for demonstration purposes.
Short of the task manager, how do you stop a vi that is running something like this? The only thing that comes to mind is calling abort using VI server.
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Ooops. Marked the solution too soon. I can't get at the abort vi when the one button dialog box is open since it is modal for all of LabVIEW.
I can. I just keep clicking on the Abort button while using the enter key for the okay button on the dialog. Eventually you get through.
Got it. But what a pain. If I had to select a different entry in the dropdown I would really be up the creek.
Not that I have ever painted myself into that corner when I should have been using a probe to debug. Not me it was some other guy!
Just a small disclaimer:
The above works if the calling VI has the regular menu. If you would customize the menu and remove the "operate...stop" item, the method will no longer work.
(OTOH, If you simply hide the menu bar, you're still OK).