Help VI and Functions

LabVIEW 2018 Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Owning Palette: Dialog & User Interface VIs and Functions

Requires: Base Development System. This topic might not match its corresponding palette in LabVIEW depending on your operating system, licensed product(s), and target.

Use the Help VI and functions to link from VIs to HTML files or compiled help files.

(Real-Time Module) You cannot use the objects on this palette in VIs that run on RT targets.

Palette ObjectDescription
Control Help WindowModifies the Context Help window by showing, hiding, or by repositioning the window.
Control Online HelpControls a compiled help file by displaying the table of contents, jumping to a specific topic in the file, or closing the help file.
Get Help Window StatusReturns the status and the position of the Context Help window.
Open URL in Default BrowserDisplays a URL or HTML file in the default Web browser. If the URL or path you wire to this VI contains a space character, the VI encodes the space as %20 before displaying the URL or HTML file in the Web browser. Wire data to the URL input to determine the polymorphic instance to use or manually select the instance.

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