Change to Shared Variable Node Method

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: Change to Shared Variable Node

Requires: VI Scripting

Class: ControlTerminal Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Changes the control to a Shared Variable node and returns a reference to the Shared Variable node. If you do not specify a shared variable to bind to the node, LabVIEW creates a new shared variable. LabVIEW automatically closes the reference to the control.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
Variable Project ItemNoSpecifies a reference to the shared variable you want to bind to the Shared Variable node.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data type
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 memoryYes
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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