DataSocket:URL Property

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: DtSktURL

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Control Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Gets or sets the URL to which the control is connected. Valid URLs for using the DataSocket properties to connect controls are the opc, ftp, and http protocols on Windows, and the dstp and file protocols on all LabVIEW-supported platforms.

To set the URL, use the Attach DataSocket and Remove DataSocket methods when the VI is not running. Use front panel data bindings to bind controls to shared variables or to NI Publish-Subscribe Protocol (NI-PSP) data items.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with strict type definitionsYes
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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