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LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun, Third Edition by Jim Kring, Jeffrey Travis

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Chapter 3. The LabVIEW Environment

Overview

In this chapter, you will investigate the LabVIEW VI and learn how its three parts—the front panel, block diagram, and icon/connector—work together. When all three main components are properly developed, you have a VI that can stand alone or be used as a subVI in another program. You will also learn about the LabVIEW environment: the LabVIEW Project Explorer, pull-down and pop-up menus, floating palettes and subpalettes, the Toolbar, and how to get help. To finish up, we will discuss the power of subVIs and why you should use them.

<feature><title>Goals</title>
  • Understand and practice using the front panel, block diagram, and icon/connector

  • Learn the difference between controls and indicators

  • Be able to ...

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