Export Image Method

FlexRIO Help

Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Short Name: Export Image

Requires: Base Development System

Class: WaveformChart Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Exports an image of a waveform chart to the clipboard or disk.

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


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.
PathNoPath to the LabVIEW project library file. LabVIEW ignores this parameter if you set Target to Clipboard. When you set Target to File, you must specify a Path.
Hide GridNoSpecifies whether to include the grid in the exported image. The default is FALSE.
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 SystemNo
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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