GOOP - Graphical Object Oriented Programming

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GOOP - Graphical Object Oriented Programming

GOOP stands for Graphical Object Oriented Programming. It is a category of frameworks for non-native object-oriented programming in LabVIEW that support by reference objects with VI methods for operating on data. Some versions of GOOP support inheritance and dynamic dispatch. GOOP really hit mainstream with the release of the GOOP Toolkit from Endevo and National Instruments. OpenG even has its own version of GOOP, called OpenGOOP.

With LVOOP and queues, it is very easy to create basic GOOP functionality. Examples are included in the example folder installed with LabVIEW.

GOOP is great because it allows you to build components that encapsulate their data, functionality, and behavior. Why ecapsulate?...

Benefits of Encapsulation

  • Maintainable
  • Scalable
  • Useable (and therefore Reusable)
  • Testable
  • Enable Multiple Developer Collaboration

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