Export Image Method

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: ExportImage

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Table Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Exports an image of a table to the clipboard or disk.

This method is similar to the Export Simplified Image option on the shortcut menu of a table.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
File TypeYesSpecifies the format of the file. You can export into one of the following formats:

(Windows) .emf, .bmp (default), and .eps files

(Mac OS X) .pict, .bmp (default), and .eps files

(Linux) .bmp (default) and .eps files
TargetYesSpecifies whether to save the image to the clipboard or to disk. When you set Target to File, you must specify a Path.
PathNoPath to the LabVIEW project library file. LabVIEW ignores this parameter if you set Target to Clipboard. When you set Target to File, you must specify a Path.
Always OverwriteNoIf TRUE, LabVIEW overwrites an existing file without prompting you. If FALSE (default), LabVIEW prompts you to overwrite an existing file.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemNo
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryYes
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 definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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