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Variant Probe V2.4.1
Copyright © 2012, Ton Plomp
All rights reserved.

Author:
Ton Plomp
tcplomp@gmail.com

Distribution:
This code was downloaded from:
http://lavag.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=19

Description:
A custom probe to put on a variant.
It will create a tree based on the variant data, and populate the tree with the data, the attributes of the variant will be shown as well.
The datatype description will determine the color of the tree items.
Historical data is available as well.

Version 2.0 introduces a Variant Tree XControl which can be used in any project. Located under the user.lib palette, it gives great flexibility to the programmer.
The programmer has the possibility to give the end user permissions for the following actions:
-Reset
This will reset the whole tree contents
-Traverse Variant Attributes
This will enable/disable the traversion of variant attributes
-Colorize
This will enable/disable coloring of the actual datatype

All of these customizations are available as properties/methods for the actual XControl as well, or you access them (while the owning VI is in edit mode) via the short cut menu.

Installation method 1:
Install the OGP file using VIPM (www.jkisoft.com/vipm)

and you have a custom VariantProbe and xcontrol

To use it add a probe to a variant datatype or to an array of variants.

It can pause if the data changes, and will notify you if a change happens.

Dependencies:
The following OpenG packages should be installed:
oglib_string>=2.6
oglib_lvdata>=2.8
oglib_comparison>=2.3
oglib_error>=2.0


Known issues:
Is slow on large variants.

Support:
If you have any problems with this code or want to suggest features:
http://lavag.org/index.php?showtopic=10269


Version History:
2.4.1: Fixed issue #132: An array inside another array crashes the probe/XControl
2.4: Immediate updating after changing of attributes
Rebuild in LabVIEW 2011
2.3: Fixed a bug that caused attributes not to be traversed on certain data-types
2.2: Fixed a relinking bug
2.1: Fixes a bug where unnamed cluster elements where used (http://lavag.org/topic/10269-discuss-variantprobe/page__view__findpost__p__67677)
2.0: Added an XControl
Show XControl in palette (under user.lib controls)
Add coloring
Add 'user permissions' on XControl
Add Reset on XControl
Add optionally traversing attributes on XControl
Add optionally colorizing on XControl
Add optionally restting on XControl
1.2.0: Upgraded to LabVIEW 8.5 to use inheritance
Support for Waveforms, timestamps and dynamic datatypes (thanks to Osvaldo)
Added probe for an array of Variants
Distributed as one .llb and added OGP installer
If a Variant hasn't changed it's not decomposed (optimization)
1.1.0: Support for attributes of variants
1.0.1: Controls placed on a seperate pane
Resize tree to upper pane
Hide unused columns
Limited maximum history length (default 10)
Window resizable
1.0.0: Initial release of the code.

License:

This code is distributed under the BSD License
Copyright © 2012, Ton Plomp
All rights reserved.

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