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Default RuntTIme Menu Actions VIs



a year ago I used successfully for my Custom Device two default RunTime Menu actions: "Actions\" and "Dialogs\Delete Multiple" (see screnshots attached).


I found out the paths of this two VI in a Custom Device downloaded from, I don't remember its name.


Today I've done a simple test and I've found out that these VI are located probably at C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\VeriStand 2018\Data\NationalInstruments.VeriStand.SystemExplorer.dll\... (see screenshot attached).


Online there isn't a documentation about these default runtime menu action VIs.


Somebody knows some details about this topic or interesting info?


Thank you,





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Hi Francesco,


By any chance, have you found any info about other default actions ?

I have tried to analyze the dll "NationalInstruments.VeriStand.SystemExplorer.dll" using a dll parser without success

I am trying to automate the VCD XML file generation and was wondering what were the available built-in actions.




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There isn't a formal list of included actions, however you can find a list of the Action VIs which are used by the built-in System Explorer pages by looking on disk. The schema is slightly different, but the page definitions can be found in `C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\NI VeriStand 2023\System Explorer\System Explorer Definition Files`.


We don't guarantee that the VIs referenced here will continue to ship in the future (for instance we might rename or replace them). That said it's unlikely that we'd break any of them, especially if we're aware they're in use by external custom devices.

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