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Under review
Steen Schmidt 4 years ago • updated by Jim_Kring (JKI Team) 4 weeks ago 5
Since password protecting VIs is really not that great a protection, we opt to remove block diagrams from our paid software. When building paid toolsets with VIPB it would be great to have an option to remove block diagrams during the package build, instead of us having to do it beforehand (with the risks that involves of losing the source code completely, although we use SCC and can thus step back if necessary).

When removing the block diagram from reuse VIs destined for the LV Dev environment, we limit that toolset for a single LV version obviously. Thus it would be nice to have the ability to build more than one package with a single build specification; one for each of a number of specified LV versions. Instead of specifying "LabVIEW 2012" vs. "LabVIEW 2012 or later", then maybe an optional selection list where you could tick of which LV versions to build for (resulting in N vip-files).

Or maybe I should just automate our dev process some more to do the above myself? Maybe I can use the VIPB API to do that...

Best regards,
Steen

Answer

Answer

Hi Joerg,


This should be possible with a post-build custom action VI.


(it's still not a native feature)


-Jim

Under review
Steen. In VIPM 2014, you can now have multiple build specs per same source folder. So this could make it easier for you. Combined with the VIPM API, it can do what you need. However, still don't have the "Remove block diagram" option. However, this will be coming soon after VIPM 2014 release as a VIPM Labs build. Stay tuned. is a great idea! (edit by Jim Kring on 3/9/2015)


Is the version that Michael was referring to available now? I would like to try out the "Remove block diagram" option.
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Hi Fabiola. No, this is not yet available, but I do think this is a great idea and I'd love to see that added to VIPM's feature-set.

Note that there hasn't been any work done on this feature, to date, so we can't make any promises about timeframe (and I've edited our last post with a retraction) -- I apologize for that.

Also, I've given this feature suggestion my vote :)

Hi Jim, any update on this feature? What are the possibilities as of today? 

- remove block diagram beforehand (as Steen describes it)

- automate the process with the VIPB API

- ...?


Thanks and regards,

Joerg

Answer

Hi Joerg,


This should be possible with a post-build custom action VI.


(it's still not a native feature)


-Jim