VI Package Manager (VIPM) > Using Package Configuration Editor

Right-Click Menu

The Package Configuration Editor allows you to perform certain package actions directly from the package list.

Figure 32 - package list right-click example menu

When you right-click on a package in the list, you can perform the following actions:

Change to Latest Version

This menu selection upgrades the selected package to the latest revision.

Note: This menu item is only enabled if you have selected one or more packages that have upgrades available.

Change to Version

If other versions of the package are available then you can navigate to a specific version and switch to that version.

Note: This menu item is only enabled if you have selected one or more packages that have other versions available.

Add Missing Dependencies

This adds any missing dependencies of the selected package to your package list. You will be presented with an action confirmation dialog before any changes are performed.

Note: This menu item is only enabled if you have selected one or more packages that have missing dependencies.

Remove

This removes the selected packages from the list.

Store Package in File on Save

Toggling this menu item changes the inclusion state of the package. If this menu has a checkmark next to it then the package will be included inside the configuration file when it is saved. If this menu item does not have a checkmark next to it then the package will NOT be included inside the configuration file when it is saved

If you have chosen to include the packages in the configuration file, and the file is not locally accessible then VIPM will perform a download of the packages before they are saved. If this is the case, then it might take a few minutes to complete the save.

Saving the package inside the configuration file allows easy distribution of your package configurations between computers that do not have network access.

Pin Package

This allows you to Pin a package. Pinning prevents VIPM from suggesting removal of the package after a project scan is complete. This is useful when a certain package is required in your configuration but none of the VIs in your project is calling VIs in that package.

Get Info

This will launch the Package Information window and display the properties of the selected package.

Get Info Other Version

If other versions of the package are available then this menu item will be enabled and you can navigate to a specific version and then launch the package information window for the selected version. This window displays a summary of the information contained in the package.


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