User Guide LabVIEW 2009 VI Analyzer Toolkit Manual

User Guide LabVIEW 2009 VI Analyzer Toolkit Manual
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User Guide LabVIEW 2009 VI Analyzer Toolkit Manual

  • LabVIEW VI Analyzer Toolkit User Guide2ni.comContents 2,About the VI Analyzer Toolkit...... 2,..........................................................2 3,Using the VI Analyzer 3,.............................................................................3 3,Creating and Configuring a VI Analyzer T 3,ask.................................3 6,Viewing VI Analyzer Results.... 6,.......................................................6 8,Exporting VI Analyzer Re 8,sults 8,........................................................8 9,Loading VI Analyzer Co 9,nfiguration Files........................................9 10,Customizing Tests within VI 10,Analyzer 10, Tasks....... 10,...........................10 11,Using the VI Analyzer 11,VIs 11,......................................................................11 13,Automating VI 13, Analyzer Tasks 13,...............................................................13 14,Where to Go from Here 14,...........................................................................14About the VI Analyzer ToolkitYou can use the VI Analyzer Toolkit to create and configure VI Analyzer tasks, which provide the settings for the VI Analyzer to run tests that evaluate style and efficiency of VIs. National Instruments recommends you adhere to the style guidelines the tests promote to achieve maximum performance and reliability. However, you can customize the test criteria to analyze whether VIs comply with standards specific to your needs. The VI Analyzer Toolkit runs tests on standard VIs, polymorphic VIs, separate components of Express VIs (source VIs and configuration dialog box VIs), VI templates, global variables, and custom controls. You can run tests on all VIs in a specific folder, LLB, project, or on a single VI. You cannot run tests directly on LabVIEW project files or project libraries, but you can run tests on any VIs that are part of a project library or within the project file. The VIs on which you perform tests do not have to be saved in the latest version of LabVIEW. You can perform tests on any VIs that you can open in the latest version of LabVIEW.You can specify which tests you want to run on specific VIs. Not all VI Analyzer tests are relevant to every VI you include in a VI Analyzer task. For example, you might not run front panel tests related to fonts on subVIs where users do not see the front panels. You can save the settings you configure for a VI Analyzer task in a configuration file (.cfg), which you can apply to subsequent VI Analyzer tasks. The configuration file serves as a template for testing VIs on a regular basis to meet specific criteria.