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Create New Instrument Driver Project Wizard

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Requires: Base Development System

Select Tools»Instrumentation»Create Instrument Driver Project to display this wizard.

Use this wizard to create an instrument driver project.

This wizard includes the following pages and components:

  • Create New Instrument Driver Project—Includes the following components:
    • Project type—Select whether the wizard creates the instrument driver project from a template driver or an existing driver.
    • Source driver—Select a template type or an existing driver project from which to create the new instrument driver project.
  • Set New Driver Identifier and Driver Description—Includes the following components:
    • Driver Identifier—Enter the driver identifier for the instrument driver, such as Agilent 34401. The wizard uses the driver identifier you enter as the base name and path for the instrument driver project (.lvproj) and project library (.lvlib). Include the instrument manufacturer name and model in the name to help users quickly identify a driver when viewing files on disk or within the LabVIEW environment. Each instrument driver VI includes the project library name as part of the VI name. Because the name is used to create a folder structure for the driver, and drivers can be used on a variety of platforms, the name cannot include any special characters, such as #, $, and &. The name cannot conflict with other installed driver names, and the Create New Instrument Driver Project wizard checks for name conflicts.
    • Driver Description—Enter a description for the driver. This description appears in the Context Help window if you move the cursor over the project library.
  • Set VI and Menu Icons—Includes the following components:
    • VI Icon Banner Template—Shows the icon banner for each VI in the instrument driver project.
      • Edit—Displays the Icon Editor, in which you can edit the top eight lines of the VI icon. The wizard uses the banner that you specify as the icon banner for each driver VI in the instrument driver project. Include an abbreviated name for the driver in the banner to help users quickly identify a VI belonging to the driver.
    • Top Palette Menu Icon—Shows the top-level palette menu icon.
      • Edit—Displays the Icon Editor, in which you can edit the top-level palette menu icon. The wizard uses the top-level palette menu icon as the icon visible on the Instrument Driver palette. Design the icon to represent the driver and instrument type to help users quickly identify the driver on the palette.
  • New Project Location—Includes the following component:
    • New Project Location—Displays the path to the new instrument driver project.

 

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