VI Strings:Export Method

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: VI Strings.Export

Requires: Base Development System

Class: VI Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Exports the following strings about VI and front panel objects to a tagged text file: VI name and description, object caption labels, object free labels, default data (string, table, path, and array default data), private data (listbox item names, table row and column headers, graph plot names, graph cursor names, graph annotation names, and tab control page captions), and polymorphic VI data (instance names in the polymorphic VI and selector shortcut menus).

This method is similar to the Advanced»Export Strings item on the Tools menu.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
String FileYesPath to the text file where LabVIEW writes the VI strings. If you specify an existing file, LabVIEW appends the VI strings to the end of the file.
InteractiveNoSpecifies whether to display the file dialog box to select the name of the strings file. The default value is FALSE.
Log FileNoPath to the log file created to list errors that occur while exporting VI strings to a tagged text file. The default value is no logging.
Create CaptionsNoSpecifies whether control captions should be automatically created. The default value is FALSE.
Export DiagramNoSpecifies whether to export block diagram strings. The default value is FALSE.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineNo
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemNo
Settable when the VI is runningNo
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 idleYes
Available with control VIsYes
Available with global VIsYes
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsYes


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