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Hi everyone!

In LabView's help I found descriptions of several VIs I could use, but
I'm not able to find them anywhere. The VIs are called 'call
instrument', 'preload instrument' and 'release instrument'. Are they
normally included with LabView, or where can I get them?

Is there a way to scan the harddisk for VIs? The 'find'-function in
LabView only helps you search for VIs that already are in the system's
memory, which isn't much of a help if you look for a VI you haven't used
before. Any ideas?

Thanks
Res
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> In LabView's help I found descriptions of several VIs I could use, but
> I'm not able to find them anywhere. The VIs are called 'call
> instrument', 'preload instrument' and 'release instrument'. Are they
> normally included with LabView, or where can I get them?
>
> Is there a way to scan the harddisk for VIs? The 'find'-function in
> LabView only helps you search for VIs that already are in the system's
> memory, which isn't much of a help if you look for a VI you haven't used
> before. Any ideas?
>

You don't mention what version of LV you are using. These
VIs were part of the VI Control VIs that were the old way
of doing dynamic loading and calling of VIs. They have been
replaced in LV5.x with the VI server. The VI server is
located on the function palette wi
th the LV icon on a tray
on a hand. The old VIs still exist in a compatibility
library, but you should learn to use the server as they
are a poor substitute for the new things the server can
do.

Greg McKaskle
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In article <38203779.92EF7C1B@austin.rr.com>,
Greg McKaskle wrote:

>> In LabView's help I found descriptions of several VIs I could use, but
>> I'm not able to find them anywhere. The VIs are called 'call
>> instrument', 'preload instrument' and 'release instrument'. Are they
>> normally included with LabView, or where can I get them?
>>
>> Is there a way to scan the harddisk for VIs? The 'find'-function in
>> LabView only helps you search for VIs that already are in the system's
>> memory, which isn't much of a help if you look for a VI you haven't used
>> before. Any ideas?
>>
>
>You don't mention what version of LV you are using. These
>VIs were part of the VI Control VIs that were the old way
>of doing dynamic loading and
calling of VIs. They have been
>replaced in LV5.x with the VI server. The VI server is
>located on the function palette with the LV icon on a tray
>on a hand. The old VIs still exist in a compatibility
>library, but you should learn to use the server as they
>are a poor substitute for the new things the server can
>do.
>
>Greg McKaskle

....but if you want to use the old vi control functions they are found in
vi.lib\utility\victl.llb

vinny r.
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> ...but if you want to use the old vi control functions they are found in
> vi.lib\utility\victl.llb
>

But keep in mind that they aren't the same VIs. Open one of them
up and see that they have been reimplemented using the VI Server.
They have to go through some contortions to do so, and a few
esoteric side-effects are different than with the old VIs.

Greg McKaskle
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