LabVIEW 2012 Subdiagram Labels

Aug 17th, 2012 by Christina in LabVIEW

LabVIEW 2012 introduces a feature requested on the Idea Exchange: Subdiagram labels.

These labels are a part of structures such as while loops and case structures. Unlike free labels placed inside the structure, a subdiagram label automatically resizes with the structure.

You can also color the label using the Coloring (aka paintbrush) tool. Select the Coloring tool using the Tools palette, which is shown using the View>>Tools Palette menu.

Since you can also color the structure itself, you can create interesting effects such as this:


  • “Interesting” – okay, yeah, let’s call a cyan loop that. 🙂

  • Just had a play with this and the Queued Message Handler Template. Managed to create a multicolour rainbow effect by colouring all the structures differently just to see what happens.
    Each subdiagram label in a case structure can be a different colour which could be useful.

  • I’m not denying that coloring can be abused. Remember the whole “with power comes responsibility” thing! There are times when it can enhance readability, though.


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