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minimize Window programmatically

Hi,

When I start my application, I would like to have its (main-)panel
minimized and after some guided initializations I would like to maximize
it.
I tried to do this with VIserver functions, but without sucess. Can I
change VI properities from inside this VI? Can I change it only in exe?
or without allowing debug?? Thanks for education!

Maybe soembody of yours has abetter idea how to handle this !

Thanks
Urs
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Hi,
try to look in lvwutil.zip. These are window controlling utils.
http://zone.ni.com/devzone/explprog.nsf/6c163603265406328625682a006ed37d/162d5ec0e0fd94778625667a005f2de4/

Hope it helps.

Oleg Chukto.
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Th 32-bit version is at
http://zone.ni.com/devzone/explprog.nsf/6c163603265406328625682a006ed37d/ebf11dd1f0feaef3862566790072a983/

Oleg Chutko
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If you are using Windows there is a set of tools for LabVIEW called LVWUtil32 that contains a Minimize Window.vi and Restore Window.vi that should do what you want. You should be able to get it (LVWUtil32.zip)at the bottom of this knowledge base: http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/3efedde4322fef19862567740067f3cc/824b3db43031317686256aaf00713218?OpenDocument .

Another idea would be to display some sort of splash screen that covers your main vi while the initialization is going on and then closes when its done.

Brian
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Thanks very much for the answers so far - I will give it a try tomorrow.
I'm still wandering about my questions.Can I

> change I VI properities from inside this (same) VI itself?

> Can I change it only in the exe mode or in in developement ?

> or without allowing debug?

Best Regards
Urs
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> change I VI properities from inside this (same) VI itself?

Yes you can set it to minimize from inside of itself. See the example I attached.

> Can I change it only in the exe mode or in in developement ?

It works in both exe and development.

> or without allowing debug?

Not sure what you mean.

Brian
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Hi Brian,
starting your example, LabVIEW reports missing the VIs Minimize windows and restore windows.
Can you post the here, please?

Thx,
Rainer
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> Yes you can set it to minimize from inside of itself. See the example
> I attached.
>
> > Can I change it only in the exe mode or in in developement ?
>
> It works in both exe and development.
>
> > or without allowing debug?
>
> Not sure what you mean.
>
> Brian
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Name: MinimizeExample.vi
> MinimizeExample.vi Type: LabVIEW Instrument (application/x-unknown-content-type-LabVIEWInstrument)
> Encoding: base64
> Description: Exam
ple
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They are part of the LVWUtil32 library that was linked to in the other answers to this question. It can be found here: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/explprog.nsf/6c163603265406328625682a006ed37d/ebf11dd1f0feaef3862566790072a983/

Good luck.
Brian
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Brian Vibert wrote:

> They are part of the LVWUtil32 library that was linked to in the other

####

Thx Brian,
Rainer
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Is there a way to get these VI's working on a Windows 64 bit system?

Please as much detail as you can provide.

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