Use the controls and indicators on the Controls palette to create front panels for your VIs. You can access numeric controls such as slides and knobs, numeric indicators such as meters and gauges, graphs, charts, Boolean controls and indicators such as buttons and switches, strings, paths, arrays, clusters, listboxes, tree controls, tables, ring controls, enumerated type controls, containers, and so on. The controls and indicators are located on subpalettes based on the types of controls and indicators.
Select View»Controls Palette or right-click the front panel workspace to display the Controls palette.
If you right-click the front panel workspace, the palette will be in a temporary position. Click the thumbtack in the upper left corner of the palette to pin the palette so it is no longer temporary. LabVIEW retains the Controls palette position and size so when you restart LabVIEW, the palette appears in the same position and has the same size. You can change the contents of the Controls palette.
|Note By default, LabVIEW installs with an abridged palette view. You can use the Change Visible Palettes dialog box to show or hide palette categories.|
|Modern||Extended collection of controls and indicators you can use to create most front panels.|
|Silver||Alternative extended collection of controls and indicators you can use to create most front panels. The silver controls change appearance depending on which platform you run the VI.|
|System||Collection of controls and indicators to use in dialog boxes you create. The system controls change appearance depending on which platform you run the VI.|
|Classic||Collection of controls and indicators to create Vis for low-color monitor settings.|
|Express||Subset of controls and indicators available on the Modern palette. Because the Express palette contains a more limited selection, you can locate the controls and indicators you need faster and build front panels quickly. Use the controls and indicators on the Modern palette if you need a wider selection.|
|.NET & ActiveX||Collection of controls and indicators to manipulate common .NET or ActiveX controls.|
|User Controls||Contains objects you add to the Controls palette. By default, the User Controls palette does not contain any objects.|