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LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Requires: Base Development System

The File menu contains items used for basic file operations, such as opening, closing, saving, and printing files. You also can access items for opening, closing, saving, and creating LabVIEW projects.

Note  Some menu items are available only on specific operating systems, with specific LabVIEW development systems, when an item in the Project Explorer window is selected, or when a VI is selected.
  • New VI creates a new, blank VI.
  • New displays the New dialog box, which you can use to create different components in LabVIEW that help you build an application. You also can use the New dialog box to create a new component based on a template.
  • Open displays a standard file dialog box you can use to navigate to and open a file. (Windows) Use the <Shift> key or the <Control> key to select multiple files. (Mac OS X) Press the <Shift> key or the <Option> key. (Linux) Press the <Shift> key or the <Alt> key. When you open a template (.vit or .ctt), LabVIEW retains the template file extension when you save the file. Select a template in the New dialog box to create a new VI, control, or global variable based on an existing template.
  • Close closes the current file. A confirmation dialog box prompts you to save any changes you have made to the VI or file.
  • Close All closes all open files. A confirmation dialog box prompts you to save any unsaved changes.
  • Close All (this Project) closes all open files in the current open project. A confirmation dialog box prompts you to save any unsaved changes.
  • Save saves the current file. If you are saving a new file for the first time, a dialog box prompts you to name the file and determine its location. You also can use the Save:Instrument method to save a VI programmatically.
  • Save As saves a copy of the current file, renames the file, or copies the VI hierarchy to a new location.
  • Save All saves all open files, including project and library files.
  • Save All (this Project) saves all open files in the current open project.
  • Save for Previous Version saves VIs for a previous version of LabVIEW.
  • Revert discards any changes you made since the last time you saved the file. You also can use the Revert VI method to return to the last saved version of the VI programmatically.
  • Create Project opens the Create Project dialog box to create a new project.
  • Open Project displays a standard file dialog box you can use to navigate to and open a project file.
  • Save Project saves the current project. If you are saving a new project for the first time, a dialog box prompts you to name the file and determine its location.
  • Close Project closes the current project and all files that are part of the project. A confirmation dialog box prompts you to save any changes you have made to the project or files in the project.
  • Page Setup displays a Page Setup dialog box you can use to set print options for VI, template, or object documentation you print.
  • Print displays a Print dialog box you can use to print documentation for a VI, template, or object to a printer or to generate HTML, RTF, or text documentation.
  • Print Window displays a dialog box you can use to print the front panel or block diagram. Select the menu item on the front panel to print the front panel. Select the menu item on the block diagram to print the block diagram. Selecting this menu item prints the entire front panel or block diagram but does not print hidden subdiagrams in Case, Event, or Stacked Sequence structures.
  • VI Properties displays a VI Properties dialog box you can use to customize VIs.
  • Recent Projects opens the most recently opened project files (.lvproj).
  • Recent Files opens the most recently opened files.
  • Exit quits LabVIEW. A dialog box prompts you to save any changes you made to any open files before the application terminates.

 

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