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Example Code

Open a PDF File using command line using LabVIEW

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    Software

  • LabVIEW

Code and Documents

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Overview

This example shows how to open a PDF file using System Exec.vi.

 

Description

This example creates a command line that open a PDF file and passes it to System Exec.vi.

 

Requirements

  • LabVIEW 2012 (or compatible)
  • PDF reader

 
Steps to Implement or Execute Code

  1. Select a PDF file
  2. Run the VI

 

Additional Information or References

VI Block Diagram

 Open PDF via command line LV2012 NI verified.png

**This document has been updated to meet the current required format for the NI Code Exchange.** 

 

Example code from the Example Code Exchange in the NI Community is licensed with the MIT license.

Comments
toto69
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You are not using ActiveX here.

You only launch the command line and type the path to the pdf file.

Have a look here for a real use of ActiveX : https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-2163

CFiset
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It's not ActiveX!

Sujo
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This is not using ActiveX

CFiset
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Just retouch the text (replace ActiveX for System exec.VI). Hope I don't make any error

carlos_camargo
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This is great!  It works for me.

MiloB
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thank you, it works

beuvink
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the /c did the job. Thanks!

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