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Hide Front Panel of Main VI while Sub VI Executes

Created on: Apr 23, 2010 4:29 PM by Wes_P - Last Modified:  Apr 23, 2010 4:56 PM by Wes_P



In many applications, it may be desirable to hide the main user interface panel when the user is interacting with a subVI user interface.  Doing this can reduce clutter on the desktop and add focus to what the developer is trying to direct the user's attention to.  I have devised a simple framework for doing this in LabVIEW.  Download my ZIP files, and run them.



Steps to Complete

Download my ZIP files, and run them.  The main purpose of this example is to demonstrate this functionality.  If you want to implement this in an application, you will need to replace portions of the code with your own code.  I have thoroughly documented the code so that you should be able to piece together a solution for your own project.





Additional Notes

Block Diagram of the Main VI:



Block Diagram of Sub VI



Note: Running the attached example requires LabVIEW 2009 or later.


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