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hey guy , im doing a project on labview that i want to just make prettier for the lecturer

is there a way to add a clock to the front panel that will tell the time , ideally in h:m:s format


all help welcome 




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This is a VERY basic question.  I realize you're new to LabVIEW but please do even just a little research before falling back on a forum to get answers. Smiley Wink  


Drop a time stamp indicator down and wire the Get Date/Time VI to it.  That's it.  If you don't want to see the date right-click and go to the Display Format properties.  You can also resize and color it to make it pretty.  Have fun.

LabVIEW 8.5.1 - 2019 Pro Dev
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Add a "Get Date/Time in Seconds" function from the functions pallete along with any neccesary format modifiers (see attached).

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Hi Kevin,


Adding to the great answers above: If you wish to create an analog clock face for your front panel you can work through the following example code:

It is also noteworthy that within the LabVIEW community "Real Time" usually refers to a deterministic operating system (RTOS) or code running on an RTOS. More information can be found below



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Accepted by topic author kevinbarry92

Pretty cool Tim.  Here's an old one I had floating around that has a neat wooden face and the code is really simple.   It's in LV10.

LabVIEW 8.5.1 - 2019 Pro Dev
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Oh boy does this take me back.  Time to post one of my first LabVIEW programs. Clock Program

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wooden clock looks awesomem, thanks thats exactly the kind of stuff i was looki ng for , thanks guys

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