Do you use the LVCompare diff tool? I do, all the time now. If you haven't used it before, it's like playing spot the difference between 2 versions of the same VI but LabVIEW will list what is different and take you to the location of the differences. It's great. My favourite uses are: Double checking before committing files that what I think I changed is what I actually changed, to make sure I have good commit notes and didn't do anything by accident Especially when I see a file listed that I didn't think I did any work on... This normally results in reverting it after checking what the difference is! Understanding what someone actually changed, usually when doing code reviews or pull requests If I find what looks like 2 versions of the same file, checking they are actually the same. I had the tool set up to work with my Git GUI of choice, TortoiseGit. I would normally run it by navigating to Windows Explorer, right clicking on a file or a log entry and selecting w
Nowadays at work I get to use LabVIEW 2020, which has some great inbuilt shortcuts. One of these is 'Arrange VI Window'. Arrange VI Window was added into LabVIEW 2019, but can be downloaded for earlier LabVIEW versions here . The default QuickDrop shortcut is Ctrl + Space, Ctrl + F . It does many things apart from arranging the windows - moving the origin to (0,0), aligning controls on the front panel to match the connector pane ('clean up front panel'), and resizing the windows to fit the code or as much code as possible with a small border. These are all great. But I was after something in particular that it didn't seem to provide.
So there's a lot of takes on why some people hate LabVIEW. Here's mine. I have a friend who is an engineer and had been asked to learn LabVIEW for a work project. 'Oh goodie', I thought, 'someone else to talk LabVIEW with!' But to my sorrow, he gets angry even when the word 'LabVIEW' is mentioned. He hates it. 'I can't find the examples. It's so slow to write. I can't get it to work.'.