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LabVIEW Touch Panel Module 8.5.1 - Windows 2000/Vista x86/XP

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適用平台: Windows 2000/Vista x86/XP








The LabVIEW Touch Panel Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development environment to Touch Panel devices so you can create human-machine interface (HMI) applications for Touch Panel devices running Windows CE. You can create custom touch panel displays to communicate with National Instruments embedded real-time platforms, such as Compact FieldPoint, CompactRIO, and Compact Vision System.

This manual contains new features for version8.5, system requirements, installation instructions, and a tutorial that shows you how to create a LabVIEW project and build, run, deploy, and debug a Touch Panel application.

  • NI TPC Service-The Touch Panel Module includes the NI TPC Service, which is an Ethernet-based service that you can use to deploy, run, and debug Touch Panel applications. Use the NI TPC Service instead of ActiveSync if you are using Ethernet and need to deploy a Touch Panel application to multiple Touch Panel targets.
  • Reading and writing front panel data using data binding—You can use data binding to read or write front panel data for network-published shared variables. You can use data binding with any front panel control or indicator that the Touch Panel Module supports.
  • Large application optimizations—For large applications with numerous front panel controls and indicators, the time it takes to build applications is significantly less than in previous versions. The Touch Panel Module also generates significantly less C code for large applications.
  • Expression folding—Expression folding optimizes performance by collapsing groups of nodes into single expressions in the generated code that are easily recognized by C compilers. Place a checkmark in the Expression folding checkbox on the Application Information page of the Touch Panel Build Specification Properties dialog box to enable expression folding. You cannot debug a Touch Panel VI while using expression folding because expression folding eliminates some wires on the block diagram.
  • Inline C Node—You can use the Inline C Node to add inline C code to the block diagram. The Inline C Node is similar to the Formula Node with additional support and functionality for low-level programming and header files without the overhead of a function call. Use the Inline C Node for short blocks of code that you cannot easily implement in VIs.

System Requirements



Complete the following steps to install the Touch Panel Module.

  1. On Windows Vista/XP/2000, log in as an administrator or as a user with administrator privileges.
  2. Install LabVIEW 8.5, if not already installed. Refer to the LabVIEW Release Notes for standard LabVIEW installation instructions.
  3. Install the Touch Panel Module.
    The Touch Panel Module includes Microsoft tools, such as Microsoft ActiveSync on Windows XP/2000. Some of these Microsoft tools might interfere with any existing installations of Visual Studio, Windows Embedded, or Windows CE toolkits.

    Note(Windows XP/2000) The Touch Panel Module installs ActiveSync 4.2 if you do not already have ActiveSync 4.2 or later installed. The Touch Panel Module works with ActiveSync 4.2 or later.
  4. Activate the Touch Panel Module.
    You must activate the Touch Panel Module before you can build TouchPanel VIs into Touch Panel applications. The Touch Panel Module runs in evaluation mode if you do not activate it. In evaluation mode, you can create Touch Panel VIs, but any Touch Panel applications you build run only for five minutes. You have the option of activating the Touch Panel Module at the end of the installation. You also can use the NI License Manager, available by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager, to activate National Instruments products. Refer to the National Instruments License Manager Help, available by selecting Help»Contents in the National Instruments License Manager, for more information about activating NI products.
  5. Restart the computer when the installer completes.
  6. (Windows Vista)You must install Windows Mobile Device Center to use the Touch Panel Module. Refer to the Microsoft Web site at to download Windows Mobile Device Center.
  7. Install the additional tools you need. Refer to the Installing the Additional Tools section of the Getting Started with the LabVIEW Touch Panel Module for Windows CE document for more information about the additional tools.



The Touch Panel Module has the following requirements:

  • A desktop computer with Windows Vista/XP or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4.0 or later.
  • LabVIEW 8.5.1 Base, Full, or Professional Edition.
  • 2.5 GB available disk space.
  • A Touch Panel device, such as the NI TPC-2006, running Windows CE 4.2 or 5.0.

Refer to the LabVIEW Release Notes, available by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»LabVIEW 8.5»LabVIEW Manuals and opening LV_Release_Notes.pdf, for standard LabVIEW development system requirements.

LabVIEW Touch Panel Module 8.5.1