Posts Tagged ‘LabVIEW’

29
Apr

System Colors – Don’t Believe Your Eyes

by Christina in LabVIEW, User Interface

What color is the fill area in the tank in the picture below?

VI with a tank control

This is, of course, a trick question. There is no way, looking at this image, that you can tell what color that is. It looks like blue, right? Read the rest of this entry »

21
Apr

Missing System Controls? Don’t Panic!

by Christina in LabVIEW, User Interface

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As I mentioned in my last post, there are certain controls that are in the Modern and Classic control palettes that aren’t in the System category.

Why are these controls omitted from the System palette? Because the system (e.g. Microsoft Windows) doesn’t define versions of these control!

Graphs, tanks, thermometers, arrays, etc. – these are very useful in LabVIEW, but not often seen in standard OS dialogs.

Given my “don’t mix-and-match” advice, does that mean that you can’t use the System style for VIs that need these types of controls? Not necessarily. Read the rest of this entry »

19
Apr

System Controls: What You See is NOT What You Get

by Christina in LabVIEW, User Interface

The Front Panel Controls in LabVIEW today are divided into three main categories: Modern, Classic and System.

Modern” becomes more of a misnomer each year. These controls were introduced in LabVIEW 6 and have the appearance of physical controls. The Classic category contains the controls that were in LabVIEW before the Modern controls. They are still useful in many cases*, but they don’t mix-and-match well with the Modern controls.

The third category is called System. At first glance, these controls appear to be just another style like Modern and Classic, but there’s a very important difference.

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