VIs Strings:Export Method

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Short Name: VIs Strings.Export

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Application Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Exports to a tagged text file all the User Interface related strings of the VIs specified by VI Array.

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).


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
VI Ref ArrayYesPath to an array of VI references.
String FileYesPath to the VI strings file, including the filename. If you do not enter a filename, set Interactive to TRUE so the user can set the VI strings filename.
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.
Error ArrayNoReturns an array of error clusters.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineNo
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemNo
Remote access allowedYes


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