Export Image Method

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: Export Image

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Picture Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Exports an image of a picture control to the clipboard or disk.

This method is similar to the Export Simplified Image option on the shortcut menu of a picture control.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
File TypeYesSpecifies the format of the file. You can export into one of the following formats:

(Windows) .emf, .bmp (default), and .eps files

(Mac OS X) .pict, .bmp (default), and .eps files

(Linux) .bmp (default) and .eps files
TargetYesSpecifies whether to save the image to the clipboard or to disk. When you set Target to File, you must specify a Path.
PathNoIndicates where you want to save the file. LabVIEW ignores this parameter if you set Target to Clipboard. When you set Target to File, you must specify a Path.
Always OverwriteNoIf TRUE, LabVIEW overwrites an existing file without prompting you. If FALSE (default), LabVIEW prompts you to overwrite an existing file.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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