Owning Palette: Timing VIs and Functions
Requires: Base Package
Waits the specified number of milliseconds and returns the value of the millisecond timer. Wiring a value of 0 to the milliseconds to wait input forces the current thread to yield control of the CPU.
This function makes asynchronous system calls, but the nodes themselves function synchronously. Therefore, it does not complete execution until the specified time has elapsed.
|milliseconds to wait specifies how many milliseconds to wait. This function does not wait for longer than 0x7ffffff or 2,147,483,647 ms. To wait for a longer period, execute the function twice. Wiring a value of 0 to this parameter forces the current thread to yield control of the CPU.|
|millisecond timer value returns the value of the millisecond timer after the wait.|
When LabVIEW calls a VI for example, if millisecond timer value is 112 ms and milliseconds to wait is 10 ms, the VI finishes when millisecond timer value equals 122 ms.
Use the Wait For Front Panel Activity function to eliminate the need for continually polling the front panel to determine if the value of a front panel object changes.
Timer resolution is system dependent and might be less accurate than one millisecond, depending on your platform. Use the Wait Until Next ms Multiple function to improve resolution.
|Note The Wait (ms) function behaves differently on Windows and the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. (Windows) The Wait (ms) function waits up to the value specified in the milliseconds to wait input. (RT Module) The Wait (ms) function waits at least the value specified in the milliseconds to wait input. The Wait (ms) function has a margin of error of plus or minus one millisecond.|