Keep LabVIEW Front Panel Displaying Continuously When Running TestStand

Updated Dec 6, 2019

Reported In

Software

  • TestStand
  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

When Show VI Front Panel is on, the LabVIEW Front Panel pops up, but as TestStand moves on to the next Step, the LabVIEW Front Panel closes. While TestStand is running, I want to keep the LabVIEW Front Panel pop up displaying through the Code Module of the Action Step.
 

Solution

To keep the LabVIEW Front Panel display, set the LabVIEW front panel to not terminate in VI Properties rather than in TestStand.

You can accomplish it in the following steps:
  1. Open the VI connected to the code module of the Action Step in TestStand.
  2. Go to File»VI Properties to open the VI Properties.
  3. Choose Window Appearance from the Category, activate the checkbox with Custom and click Customize button.
  1. Activate Show front panel when called and press the OK button. (Show front panel when called opens the front panel when the VI is executed.)
  1. Turn off the Show VI Front Panel of the Action Step where the LabVIEW to Popup in TestStand is connected to the code module.
  1. Reload the code of Action Step.

If you have completed the above steps, you can see the LabVIEW Front Panel pops up continuously until the corresponding code module of the test sequence starts and the sequence ends.

Additional Information

If you proceed with the above method, all test sequences will be terminated and you have to manually shut down the LabVIEW Front Panel.