Darren's Weekly Nugget 08/14/2006

Darren's Weekly Nugget 08/14/2006

Post by Darre » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 01:40:10


I hope everyone who attended NI Week 2006 had a good time...my favorite part was getting to ride a Segway, which I had always wanted to do.  My favorite product demo was probably the Rubik's Cube solver, complete with motion-controlled "robot" hands that actually solved a cube that I had personally mixed up.
 
Anyway, this week's nugget is part 2 in my "Cool Things Darren Added to LabVIEW 8.20" series of nuggets.  I remember thinking a while back that it was a little weird that I could right-click on a control in a Global or Control VI and choose Advanced > Hide Control, but then really have no way to show that control again, other than writing a VI to do it.  So in LabVIEW 8.20, you'll notice a new menu option to allow you to do this.  Just select Edit > Show Hidden Controls and Indicators in a Global or Control VI, and all hidden controls and indicators will be displayed, along with a summary dialog showing the labels of all controls and indicators that were shown.
 
The menu option is not available with regular VIs, but you can still use this feature relatively easily on them.  Just open [LabVIEW]\project\ShowHidden Core.vi, specify your VI name, and run it, and all hidden controls will be shown.
 
-D P.S. - Check out past nuggets <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;message.id=1669" target="_blank"> here</a>.
 
 
 

Darren's Weekly Nugget 08/14/2006

Post by HJPhilipp » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 23:10:11

Hi Darren,
 
aside from your nugget, that's valuable as always: Are there any videos available on the Segway HT rides, the robot hands solving Rubik's cube and more? I couldn't attend NI Week this year and would love to see such stuff at least as recording.
 
Greetings,
Hans

 
 
 

Darren's Weekly Nugget 08/14/2006

Post by Kennon Cot » Wed, 16 Aug 2006 23:10:32


Also, the LAVA forums have some videos shot by Michael Aivaliotis in the gallery section.
I don't think any of these include Darren, though. :smileywink:

Actually Darren (and I) went to the Salt *** on Tuesday night with the LAVA/OpenG group and made a few of Michael's <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;module=gallery&cmd=si&img=359" target="_blank">pictures</a> but afaik no videos.
 
 
 

Darren's Weekly Nugget 08/14/2006

Post by Darre » Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:10:15

There is some custom code in the LabVIEW source that one of my colleagues added to allow the Show Hidden Controls and Indicators feature to the Edit menu.  The reason it's not in the Tools menu is that we thought it would add too much noise to the already big Tools menu list, especially for a feature that would be rarely used.
-D