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Usage of "Wait for front panel activity" and "Generate front panel activity"

Hello Guys,


Did any one used the blocks "Wait for front panel activity" and "Generate front panel activity". If so would you please provode the code how and when these blocks are used??

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Hi nik,


"Wait for FP activity" was used before the event structure was introduced into LabVIEW (and made available for all versions of LabVIEW).


Now all you need is the event structure to react on any FP activity!

Why do you think you will need this?

Best regards,

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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@GerdW wrote:

Why do you think you will need this?

They are still in the palettes.


As GerdW said, they were needed before there was the event structure.  The idea was to prevent the constant polling for a control button being pressed and then you could check to see which button was pressed or input edited, etc.  The Generate was basically a way to cancel the Wait.  The Event Structure takes care of all of that for you.

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It would be cool if Generate Front Panel Activity actually moved the mouse so I could make my computer think I was watching it.  It behaves better when I'm watching; the faults only occur after I think it's safe to go home for the night...

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Thank you all for the clarification. 

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