Master/slave event Structure vs. State Machine


First some background to the question (skip this paragraph if you are simply interested in the question). I'm relatively new to Labview, after only a few months of coding with Labview and LabVIEW Core 1. Being one of the only people in the company who now knows Labview I have been challenged with the creation of a relatively complex application that will perform a selected ten or to view different tests with customizable options, display, analyze and deliver and automate reports.

For the application I am writing I need a GUI with several screens (I achieve with tabs), initially I tried this code with the structures of the event within a machine to States (but as you probably know this was fundamentally flawed, that you can't put structures of the event within the structures of the case) (, or structures of the event), but from here, I spent several hours of searching the best alternatives.

So my Question is: would recommend to use a master-slave (with the structure of the event and the State of computer, respectively), or simply use to continually voting machine status?

(Keep in mind I'm going to use this as part of a larger facility of producer/consumer.)

Thanks in advance,

Joshua Walker.


I use a case in my state machine specifically for checking to GUI events.  It is usually a "Idle" State or a specific State to 'check events.  I can also set the time-out programmatically by using a register shift, just in case I need to do a quick check (some small timeout) or wait for a user to press a button (timeout is - 1).

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