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The LabVIEW Style Book by Bloomy Controls Peter A. Blume - President Inc.

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Chapter 6. Data Structures

The data structures of an application consist of LabVIEW’s built-in data types and developer-defined data constructs. Data types are the fundamental data elements depicted by unique terminal or wire styles on the diagram. Data types define the memory size and functionality of the data. Data constructs are data sets that use the fundamental data types as elements, such as arrays and clusters. Data structures are the data types and data constructs used by an application. Data structures are defined by the developer’s choice of controls, arrays, and clusters on the VI front panels, as well as the operations performed on the diagrams.

Control types determine how users understand and operate the front panels. This includes ...

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