VI Strings:Import Method

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Short Name: VI Strings.Import

Requires: Base Development System

Class: VI Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Imports the following strings about VI and front panel objects from 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).

This method is similar to the Advanced»Import Strings item on the Tools menu.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
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.


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 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 idleYes
Available with control VIsYes
Available with global VIsYes
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsYes


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