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How Do I Programmatically Open a VI?

Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Base Development System
Primary Software Version: 2012
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

In LabVIEW 2011, I programmatically opened VIs using the Front Panel»Open property node. However, I can't locate the property node in LabVIEW 2012. Additionally when I open code created in previous versions in LabVIEW 2012, the property node is pink rather than pale yellow. What should I use to programmatically open VIs?

FP.Open Property Node

The property node variant is no longer supported in the 2012 version of LabVIEW. Instead, a VI Invoke Node can be used to achieve the same function.

FP.Open Invoke Node

  1. Place a VI Reference wire into the corresponding input of the Invoke Node.
  2. Left-click method and select Front Panel»Open.

There is also a method for closing the front panel:

To achieve the equivalent of the read property, use the Front Panel Window»State property to read whether the front panel is open (standard) or closed.

Related Links:
Community Example: Programmatically Open a VI from within Another VI


Report Date: 10/24/2012
Last Updated: 08/27/2014
Document ID: 62NA1HYI

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