Format String Property

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Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Short Name: FormatString

Requires: Base Development System

Class: AbsTime Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Gets and sets the format of the Time Stamp control.

Time format codes must be between %< and >T. For example, to display the day of the month, enter %<%d>T.

This property is similar to the Format String (Digital) property except that it can accept time format codes.

Refer to the valid format specifiers for numeric data types table for information about which format specifiers you can set depending on the data type of the numeric control and the format specifiers syntax elements table for descriptions of the syntax elements.

If you want to format a string to display time, enclose the string with %<>T.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryYes
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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