How Do I Have a VI Open While Running a Test Sequence on TestStand

Updated Dec 4, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • TestStand

Issue Details

I would like to have my VI's front panel open while I run my test sequence, how do I do that?

Solution

1. Add a 'Sub-Sequence' to the Sequence
2. Add a 'Call' to the newly created 'Sub-Sequence' in the main sequence
3. Change the step settings for the sequence call:
  • Execution Options --> Use New Thread
4. In the sub-sequence call the VI that needs to be shown in an action step
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  • The VI that is being called must have a 'While Loop' with a 'Stop Button'
5. Set 'Show VI Panel is On' as on and that it is indicating a green symbol like below
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The test sequence can only be terminated by actuating the 'stop button' on the front panel of the open VI. 

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