Tag Archives: NI LabVIEW

Tab Control in LabVIEW

To access Tab Control, go to Controls Pallette>>Modern/System/Classic>>Containers>>Tab Control. Select and place it on the front panel. Tab Control consists of multiple pages. By default, two pages will be created. To add more pages, right click on the tab control and select Add Page After from the right click menu. This will add page adjacent to the currently selected page. […]

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Quick Drop in LabVIEW

Time is one important factor during certification exams. You need to look into various techniques that can effectively improve your programming speed. One such technique in my opinion is the use of Quick Drop Dialog Box. Introduced from LabVIEW 8.6, it allows you to directly drop the objects from the palette without having to navigate through the various levels of […]

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CLD Certification – Preparation Resources

NI has recently included a new resource called CLD Success Package as part of their preparation E-Kit for users, which I thought is good starting point before working on sample exams[more info…]. LabVIEW Core3 training videos posted by National Instruments UK on Youtube, provide some important lessons in preparing for CLD. Also check out my other post Tips and Tricks […]

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Run-Time Shortcut Menu

Here we are going to discuss about creating run-time shortcut menu for a control programmatically. As a continuation to one of my previous posts, the control that we will consider here will again be a multicolumn listbox. We will see how to create a runtime shortcut menu and then insert the selected menu item into the corresponding cell as shown […]

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Caption and Label

A control has both caption and label. On the block diagram, only label is visible. So keep it precise. Context help window will display labels as part of connector pane. On the front panel, both caption and label are visible. Captions are mainly used to display long descriptions. Captions can be changed through property nodes.

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Check box in Multicolumn Listbox

To insert a checkbox in the first column of MultiColumnListBox, in the front panel right click on the multicolumnlistbox and select Visible Items>>Symbols and enable it(tick mark). Then use itemnames and itemsymbols property nodes as shown below, to insert the checkbox or any other symbol from the list of itemsymbols provided by LabVIEW(Figue 1 & 2 respectively). The ring constant […]

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