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Class Browser Window

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Requires: Base Development System

Select View»Class Browser to display this window.

Use this window to select available object libraries and view classes, properties, and methods within the selected object library. You can create Property Nodes or Invoke Nodes with the selected property or method. You also can create dotted properties and methods. Use the Select Property dialog box or Select Method dialog box to edit an existing Property or Invoke Node.

(Windows) For .NET and ActiveX, you must launch another dialog box to browse and choose the object library. For .NET, select .NET»Select Assemblies from the Object library pull-down menu to launch the Select Assemblies dialog box. For ActiveX, select ActiveX»Select Type Libraries to launch the Select Type Libraries dialog box. In each of these dialog boxes, you can choose from a list of all the available assemblies or type libraries, or you can browse to a private assembly or type library.

This window includes the following components:

  • Object library—Lists all the object libraries that LabVIEW supports.
    Note  Selecting IVI from the Object library pull-down menu lists only IVI-C drivers in the Properties and Methods list. If you want to use an IVI-COM driver, select ActiveX»Select Type Libraries, or .NET»Select Assemblies if the driver has a .NET assembly or interface, and select the driver from the Type Libraries or Assemblies list.
  • Class—Lists the supported classes for the selected object library.
  • Select View—Toggles between an alphabetical view and a hierarchical view of the items in the Class pull-down menu and the Properties and Methods list. This option is available only with VI Server libraries.
  • Search—Launches the Class Browser Search dialog box, which you can use to search for classes in the selected object library, properties or methods in the current class, and properties or methods in the current object library.
  • Properties and Methods—Lists the properties and methods for the selected class. Dottable properties have a blue glyph next to the property name in this list. To create a dotted property, double-click on a dottable property.
  • Selected property or method—Displays the selected property or method. Dotted properties appear as HTML links. Click an HTML link to navigate to a previously displayed item and update the Class Browser window to the selected item.
  • Create—Creates a read version of a Property Node or an Invoke Node that you can place on the block diagram.
  • Create Write—Creates a write version of a Property Node that you can place on the block diagram.


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