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Short Name: Print.VI To Text
Requires: Base Development System
Class: VI Methods
To Use: Create a method.
Saves the VI information to a text file. You cannot save the icon, connector pane, front panel, block diagram, subVI icons, and VI hierarchy to text.
This method is similar to the Plain text file option on the Destination page of the Print dialog box.
|Text File Path||Yes||Path to the text file in which you want to save the VI information. The directory in which you want to save the file must already exist, and you must wire a full path including the text filename.|
|Append?||No||Specifies whether LabVIEW appends the new information to an existing file. The default is FALSE.|
|Format||No||Specifies which VI information to print and the format of the printout. You can select from Custom, Standard, Using Panel, Using SubVI, and Complete.
If this input is not Custom, LabVIEW ignores all custom format properties in the Application printing property class.
The following table lists the characteristics of this method.
|Data type||No return value|
|Available in Run-Time Engine||No|
|Available in Real-Time Operating System||Yes|
|Settable when the VI is running||Yes|
|Loads the front panel into memory||Yes|
|Need to authenticate before use||No|
|Loads the block diagram into memory||No|
|Remote access allowed||Yes|
|Must wait until user interface is idle||Yes|
|Available with control VIs||Yes|
|Available with global VIs||Yes|
|Available with strict type definitions||No|
|Available with polymorphic VIs||Yes|