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Help us make a usability change in LabWindows/CVI. We want to improve the way you access Stack Trace information in CVI, so take the poll below to tell us which option you find the most intuitive. Also, merci to everyone in Paris who attended the Advanced Programming Techniques in LabWindows/CVI session at NIDays on February 7. It was a pleasure to meet you! You can download the session below.

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National Instruments Announces
the 2012 Automated Test Outlook
At National Instruments, we service and collaborate with many different industries, including communications, aerospace and defense, semiconductor, automotive, and consumer electronics. Through these interactions, we have gained an in-depth understanding of technology trends and the direction of the test and measurement market. With the National Instruments 2012 Automated Test Outlook report, gain insight into the cross-industry trends impacting your organization.

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Product Updates and Case Study

LabWindows/CVI 2012 Beta Is Now Live
Be the first to test-drive LabWindows/CVI 2012 and the LabWindows/CVI 2012 Real-Time Module. Through the LabWindows/CVI Beta Program, you can download the software, report bugs, comment on and suggest features, track development progress, and access software documentation. Get an early look at new features like Side-by-Side Run-Time Engine, user interface (UI) tool tips, Idea Exchange features, and more.

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Testing a High-Speed Hydraulic Axial Piston Pump With LabWindows/CVI
LabWindows/CVI has the tools you need to build fast, flexible, and powerful test rig control applications. Perform automatic testing, data computation, and report generation with easy operation and minimum human intervention. This case study outlines the approach taken by the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute to build a control and test system that meets strict regulations and demands.

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LabWindows/CVI Tips and Tricks

Create Clean and Intuitive GUIs With the Tab Control
A good UI makes the user’s job easier and implies a thorough, professional development team. One UI design element that can improve your application’s usability is multiple tabbed pages that organize information or panels.

Read tab control tips for UI design on the LabWindows/CVI Community

Still Using the EasyTab Control?
If you created your CVI user interface after LabWindows/CVI 4.0 and before version 8.0, you may still be using the obsolete EasyTab control. In LabWindows/CVI 8.0, we introduced a native tab control with better UI editor integration, a full-featured API, and Windows theming . Update your UI and make the switch.

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