Method Property

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: Method

Requires: VI Scripting

Class: Invoke Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Gets information about the methods selected in this node.

Some methods have a Unique ID string. The Unique ID string is consistent across all versions and locales of LabVIEW. Methods without a Unique ID string return an empty string. If this node has an invalid method selected, this property returns empty strings for Data name, Short name, and Long name. This property is read only. Use the Set Method method to change the currently selected method.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
PermissionsRead Only
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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