Debugging:Get Debug Button Display State Method

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Short Name: Debugging:GetButtonState

Requires: VI Scripting

Class: VI Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Returns TRUE if the button is enabled or FALSE if the button is grayed out. This method also returns the string for the tip strip associated with the button. For example, this method might return Step into For Loop for the Step Into button.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
Button TypeYesSpecifies which of the debugging buttons you want to examine.

0Step Into
1Step Over
2Step Out
Is Enabled?YesReturns whether the specified debugging button is available to click.
TooltipYes Returns the string for the tip strip associated with the specified button.


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
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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