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DQMH 6.0

June 2021

Package Versions (DQMH 6.0)

  • Delacor QMH 6.0.0.83
  • Delacor QMH Palette 6.0.0.12
  • Delacor QMH Project Template 6.0.0.90
  • Delacor QMH Event Scripter 6.0.0.122
  • Delacor QMH Thermal Chamber Example 6.0.0.49

NOTE: This will be the last DQMH release that supports LabVIEW 2014

Major new features

  1. New error handling approach to store the DQMH Loop-specific error origin as a tag in the error source string
  2. New ‘Find Event Frames’ right-click plugin (LabVIEW 2015 and later)
  3. When the Validate/Fixer cannot upgrade the Start Module.vi automatically, it creates a StartModule2.vi with instructions on how to migrate the code

DQMH Palette

  • #DQMH-638 Change to new DQMH 6.0 error handling approach to store the DQMH Loop-specific error as a tag in the error source string. This preserves pre-DQMH 6.0 module behavior that expects the data type for an “Error” message to be an error cluster

Project Template

  • #DQMH-694 Re-created the Main.vi for the Singleton and Cloneable module templates from scratch, making sure that their pane origin values make sense
  • #DQMH-696 Added a call to Update Module Execution Status.vi (with a ‘Running?’ value of FALSE) to Close Module.vi for our project template, CML project template, and module template. We also added a validate+fixer for the issue
  • #DQMH-697 Updated the scripting for the DQMH unit test teardown VI to use a Merge Errors for the incoming error so the Stop Module VI always executes. We also added a validate+fixer that checks for this issue
  • #DQMH-688 Creating a new module from a template now works if the template exists in the project
  • #DQMH-685 Unbundle the reply in the Request and Wait for Reply (except for error). If there is not enough space for terminals, then the VI outputs the reply cluster as before. There is no validate/fixer tool for this change
  • #DQMH-666 Updated the context help of the Start Module.vi and Synchronize Module Events.vi for both singleton and cloneable to better illustrate their use together
  • #DQMH-693 The Stop Module.vi for the My Cloneable Module.lvlib in our project template now has Fab’s fix for Andreas 2.0, where we poll the module state at the end of stopping the module if we’re running as a singleton
  • #DQMH-638 Added support for parsing DQMH tags from the error source string in the ‘Error Reported’ broadcast VI

DQMH Scripter

  • #DQMH-694 Re-created the Main.vi for the Singleton and Cloneable module templates from scratch, making sure that their pane origin values make sense
  • #DQMH-696 Added a call to Update Module Execution Status.vi (with a ‘Running?’ value of FALSE) to Close Module.vi for our project template, CML project template, and module template. Also added a validate+fixer for the issue
  • #DQMH-697 Updated the scripting for the DQMH unit test teardown VI to use a Merge Errors for the incoming error so the Stop Module VI always executes. We also added a validate+fixer that checks for this issue
  • #DQMH-684 This is the version of the ‘Find Event Frames’ right-click plugin that was signed off by the DQMH Trusted Advisors. Note that this new feature only works on LabVIEW 2015 and later
  • #DQMH-688 Creating a new module from a template now works if the template exists in the project
  • #DQMH-685 Unbundle the reply in the Request and Wait for Reply (except for error). If there is not enough space for terminals, then the VI outputs the reply cluster as before. There is no validate/fixer tool for this change
  • #DQMH-680 Prior to DQMH 5.0 we could create new DQMH Events for a DQMH module that did not have an MHL. This feature broke in DQMH 5.0. DQMH 6.0 allows the creation of DQMH events for custom DQMH templates that don’t have a Message Handling Loop
  • #DQMH-683 Fixed error 1357 when creating an event if there is any unsaved VIs in the project. When attempting to create a new event if there are unsaved files, there is a dialog explaining that the DQMH cannot script new Events until all unsaved VIs in the module have been saved to disk
  • #DQMHWL-46 Script the “Status” string update code in the API Tester for new broadcast events
  • #DQMH-676 If there is no module selected in the Create New Event dialog, the OK button is disabled
  • #DQMH-674 Updated the link for the Help button in the Create DQMH Module Template dialog box to point to the ‘AddingaNewDQMHModulefromaCustomT’ help topic

DQMH Validation Tool

  • #DQMH-696 Added a call to Update Module Execution Status.vi (with a ‘Running?’ value of FALSE) to Close Module.vi for our project template, CML project template, and module template. We also added a validate+fixer for the issue
  • #DQMH-697 Updated the scripting for the DQMH unit test teardown VI to use a Merge Errors for the incoming error so the Stop Module VI always executes. We also added a validate+fixer that checks for this issue
  • #DQMH-692 Validate test that finds bundle functions in the Event Handler Loop with inputs unwired
  • #DQMH-681 Obsolete MHL Frames validator test was incorrectly flagging frames that contained the offending frame names (“Show Panel”, “Hide Panel”, “Show Diagram”). We improved the logic to do an exact match on the obsolete frame name instead of a partial match
  • #DQMH-691 New Validate test for Broadcast Event Cluster Naming. This test checks that the broadcast cluster outputs from key VIs in a module have a label that matches the format “<Module Name> Broadcast Events”
  • #DQMH-695 When the Validate/Fixer cannot upgrade the Start Module.vi automatically, it creates a StartModule2.vi with instructions on how to migrate the code
  • #DQMH-693 There is now a validate+fixer to fix the Andreas 2.0 issue in the Stop Module.vi of a cloneable module for the issue of starting/stopping a cloneable running as a singleton in rapid succession
  • #DQMH-638 New Validate+Fixer for modifying Error Reported.vi to the new DQMH 6.0 approach of parsing for DQMH tags. The fixer will also remove the Module Name constant VI that was added to the ‘Error’ frame of the MHL in the Main VI in DQMH 5.0

DQMH Thermal Chamber Examples

  • Ran validation tools to ensure DMQH Modules in the examples match DQMH 6.0
  • #DQMH-664 Make MHL frame names with “—” prefixes have consistent spacing
  • #DQMH-686 Change data type of Module ID input to Wait on Module Sync.vi to be an I32 instead of a U32
  • #DQMH-696 Updated all the modules in the shipping example to call Update Module Execution Status.vi inside Close Module.vi
  • #DQMH-693 Updated the Stop Module.vi in the cloneable DUT module with the Andreas 2.0 fix (and updated context help)
  • #DQMH-638 Updated the ‘Error Reported’ broadcast VIs in the shipping example to use the new DQMH 6.0 approach for parsing DQMH tags out of the incoming error source string. Removed the Module Name–constant.vi from the ‘Error’ frame of the Main VI MHL case structure
  • #DQMH-713 Updated changed VI steps in sequence files

DQMH CML Project Template

  • Ran validation tools to ensure DMQH Modules in this project match DQMH 6.0
  • #DQMH-598 Removed the unused queue wire in the helper loop of the Acquisition Main VI. Also replaced the error handler VI in the helper loop with the new DQMH 6.0 Helper Loop Error Handler VI
  • #DQMH-644 Added ‘logging’ state to Logger module to be able to no-op in the following situations:
  • Start logging if logging is already started
  • Stop logging if logging is already stopped
  • Log to file if logging has not started
  • #DQMH-667 Updated the filter for the CML DQMH project template to be ‘Sample Projects:Desktop’ instead of just ‘Sample Projects’. We also updated the QMH template filter to include ‘Templates:Desktop’ so it will also appear in the Templates filter (it was previously not appearing)

Help

  • Updated video link to Validating an Existing DQMH Module that shows the new features for DQMH 6.0 and how to validate an existing DQMH 5.0 project to match DQMH 6.0
  • Renamed the section What is New on DQMH to What is New in DQMH
  • Updated Introduction with the new DQMH logo and added extra information on the transfer from Delacor to the DQMH Consortium
  • Added section on Find Broadcast Event Frames
  • Added section on new error handling VIs called Additional Error Information
  • Changed references to “National Instruments” to NI
  • Updated contact email
  • Renamed and updated the What is New in DQMH with all the new features for DQMH 6.0
  • Added a new section for Feature Requests
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