Requires: Base Development System
Load a project that uses the Actor Framework and select Tools»Actor Framework Message Maker to display this dialog box.
Use this dialog box to create a child class of the ancestor Message class.
This dialog box includes the following components:
After you click Build Selected, LabVIEW creates method Msg.lvclass in the Project Explorer window, where method is the method you selected from the Actor classes and their methods list.
For example, if you select Task from this list:
LabVIEW creates Task Msg.lvclass:
LabVIEW also displays the windows for the members of the class. Edit these members according to the needs of your application.
LabVIEW saves method Msg.lvclass and its members to disk in the folder that contains the selected actor class. The new folder name is the same as the new message class without the file extension.
If the new message class always is needed by the actor that receives it, National Instruments recommends placing the new message class in the same project library as the actor. Refer to the Actor Framework template and Feedback Evaporative Cooler sample project, available from the Create Project dialog box, for examples of organizing related actors and messages.