LabVIEW Embedded Development Module Target Distribution Guide Manual

LabVIEW Embedded Development Module Target Distribution Guide Manual
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LabVIEW Embedded Development Module Target Distribution Guide Manual

  • Chapter 5Adding Target-Specific Documentation¬© National Instruments Corporation5-5 1,Target Distribution 1, GuideCreating Object Descriptions and Tip Strips for VIs and Dialog BoxesCreate descriptions for objects, such as controls and indicators, to describe the purpose of the object and to provide instructions for using the object. Create descriptions for controls and indicators in target-specific VIs as well as dialog boxes you create. The object description appears in the Context Help window when you move the cursor over the VI icon on the block diagram or in the palette and in VI documentation you generate. Tip strips, also commonly called ToolTips, are brief descriptions that appear when you move the cursor over an object while a user interface VI, such as the Build Specification dialog box subpanel, runs.Complete the following steps to enter a description and a tip strip for an object.1.Place an object on the front panel or block diagram.2.Label the object.3.Right-click the object and select Description and Tip from the shortcut menu to display the Description and Tip dialog box.4.Enter a description of the object in the Description text box. The Description text box automatically includes the label you entered for the object in 24,step 24,2. Use <B> and </B> tags to format text as bold in the Context Help window.TipLowercase <b> and </b> do not format text as bold in the Context Help window. <B> and </B> are the only HTML tags that work in the Context Help window.5.Enter a tip strip for the object, up to 80 characters, in the Tip text box. The Tip text box includes the label you entered for the object in step 24,2.NoteThe Tip text box is available only for controls, indicators, or constants. You cannot enter tip information for VIs.6.Click the OK button.You also can use the Description and Tip Strip properties to change description and tip information programmatically.