This example uses a custom task in the first step. It determines the number of classes to use for ISODATA classification (in the second step) by adding two user-specified numbers in the first step. Although this is a very basic example, it demonstrates how to perform custom tasks inside of a workflow.

Copy and paste this code into the IDL Editor. Save the file as Then compile and run the program.

; This is the stylesheet callback routine for Step 2
PRO custom_task_step2_stylesheet, styleSheet, _REF_EXTRA=refExtra
; Show and hide certain task parameters for ISODATA classification
ENVIWorkflowStep.StyleSheetShowParameters, styleSheet, 'NUMBER_OF_CLASSES'
ENVIWorkflowStep.StyleSheetHideParameters, styleSheet, 'CHANGE_THRESHOLD_PERCENT'
ENVIWorkflowStep.StyleSheetHideParameters, styleSheet, 'ITERATIONS'
; Add the two user-specified numbers in Step 1
PRO custom_task_step1_execute, input_number=inputNumber, add_number=addNumber, $
outputNumber = inputNumber + addNumber
; This is the workflow routine
PRO example_custom_task
; Start the application
e = ENVI()
; Create and customize a workflow
workflow = ENVIWorkflow()
workflow.TITLE = 'Custom Task Workflow'
; Add a step to compute the number of classes
step1 = ENVIWorkflowStep()
step1.TITLE = 'Compute Number of Classes'
step1.TITLE = 'Custom Task Example'
step1.TIMELINE_TITLE = 'Add Numbers'
step1.Task.AddParameter, IDLParameterUInt($
  NAME='input_number', $
  DISPLAY_NAME='Input Number', $
  DIRECTION='input', $
step1.Task.AddParameter, IDLParameterUInt($
  NAME='add_number', $
  DISPLAY_NAME='Number to Add', $
  DIRECTION='input', $
step1.Task.AddParameter, IDLParameterUInt($
  NAME='output_number', $
step1.CALLBACK_EXECUTE = 'custom_task_step1_execute'
; Add a step for ISODATA classification
step2 = ENVIWorkflowStep()
step2.TASK = ENVITask('ISODATAClassification')
step2.TIMELINE_TITLE = 'Classify'
; Apply a revised style sheet to Step 2
step2.CALLBACK_APPLY_STYLESHEET = 'custom_task_step2_stylesheet'
; Connect workflow steps
workflow.Connect, step1, 'OUTPUT_NUMBER', step2, 'NUMBER_OF_CLASSES'
; Display the workflow dialog
envi.UI.CreateWorkflowDialog, workflow


See Also

Customize Workflows