FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit 1.0 Readme

July 2019

This file contains important information about the FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit (version 1.0), including system requirements and installation instructions.

Overview

System Requirements

Application Software Support

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Overview

The FlexLogger IO Plugin Development Kit consists of the following components:

ComponentWhere to Find
FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit Manual for information on installation, development, debugging, and importing FlexLogger I/O plugins. <InstallDir>:\Documents\National Instruments\FlexLogger\Plugins\FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit 1.0 Manual
A LabVIEW FlexLogger IO Plugin template for a basic project to either consume or product data from or to FlexLogger.In LabVIEW, create a project and select FlexLogger IO Plugin from the Create Project window.
LabVIEW APIs for your pluginIn LabVIEW on the Functions»FlexLogger palette.
Examples of LabVIEW-based FlexLogger IO plugins.<InstallDir>:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2019\examples\FlexLogger

System Requirements

Refer to the FlexLogger 2019 R3 Readme and the LabVIEW 2019 Readme for system requirements.

Application Software Support

The FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit supports the following software:

  • LabVIEW 2019 (64-bit) or higher
  • FlexLogger 2019 R3 or higher

Installation Instructions

Complete the following steps to install the FlexLogger IO Plugin Development Kit software:

  1. Install LabVIEW 2019 (64-bit). Refer to the LabVIEW 2019 Readme for more information.
  2. Install FlexLogger 2019 R3. Refer to the FlexLogger 2019 R3 Readme for more information.
  3. Open NI Package Manager and search for FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit.
  4. Select FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit and click Install.
  5. Follow the instructions on the following screens to complete installation.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Accessing the Help

FlexLogger Manual

The online FlexLogger manual contains the most current help for your product version. Refer to the FlexLogger Manual, accessible from Help»Online manual, for more information about using FlexLogger.

Users without online access can choose to use an offline version of the FlexLogger manual if that option is selected at installation. To enable the use of the offline FlexLogger manual, go to Preferences»General and select Use the installed FlexLogger manual.

LabVIEW Help

Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW.

Finding Examples

Navigate to <InstallDir>:\Program Files\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2019\examples\FlexLogger to find LabVIEW examples for the FlexLogger Plugin Development Kit. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.


Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

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  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
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