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Grouping and Locking Objects

LabVIEW 2011 Help

Edition Date: June 2011

Part Number: 371361H-01

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Use the Positioning tool to select the front panel objects you want to group and lock together. Click the Reorder button ( ) on the toolbar and select Group or Lock from the pull-down menu. Grouped objects maintain their relative arrangement and size when you use the Positioning tool to move and resize them. Locked objects maintain their position on the front panel. You cannot delete individual objects that are grouped from the front panel or block diagram until you ungroup them. You cannot delete locked objects from the front panel or the block diagram until you unlock them. You can set objects to be grouped and locked at the same time. If you set objects to be grouped and locked at the same time, you must ungroup and unlock them before you can delete them from the front panel or the block diagram. Tools other than the Positioning tool work normally with grouped or locked objects.

Complete the following steps to group, ungroup, lock, or unlock front panel objects.

  1. Select the objects with the Positioning tool by dragging an area around the objects, or holding down the <Shift> key while clicking each object. You cannot use the <Shift>-click method to select objects that are locked.
  2. Click the Reorder button and select Group, Ungroup, Lock, or Unlock from the pull-down menu. You can set objects to be grouped and locked at the same time.
Note  When you group overlapping or layered objects, the objects that you select to group move to the same layer the frontmost object in the group occupies.

When you select an object that is part of a group, the group is highlighted with a yellow and black dotted line. When you select a locked object, it is highlighted with a gray and black dotted line. When you select objects that are grouped and locked, the group is highlighted with a gray and black dotted line.

To change the relative arrangement of objects within the group, select Ungroup, rearrange the objects, and then select Group.


 

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