Assigning Terminals to Controls and Indicators

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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After you select a pattern to use for the connector pane, you can assign a front panel control or indicator to each of the connector pane terminals. When you assign controls and indicators to the connector pane, place inputs on the left and outputs on the right to prevent complicated or confusing wiring patterns.

Complete the following steps to assign terminals to controls and indicators in a connector pane.

  1. Ensure that you have selected a pattern sufficient for the number of controls and indicators you want to assign to the connector pane.
  2. Click a terminal of the connector pane. The tool automatically changes to the Wiring tool, and the terminal turns black.
Note  Although you use the Wiring tool to assign terminals on the connector pane to front panel controls and indicators, no wires are drawn between the connector pane and these controls and indicators.
  1. Click the front panel control or indicator you want to assign to the terminal. A marquee highlights the object, and the terminal changes to the data type color of the control to indicate that you connected the terminal.
Note  If the connector pane terminal turns white, a connection was not made. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the connector pane terminal changes to the proper data type color.
  1. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each control and indicator you want to assign to a terminal. If you need to change the control or indicator assigned to a terminal, you must first delete the connection and repeat steps 2 and 3 to assign another control or indicator to the terminal.
  2. If necessary, confirm each terminal connection.

If automatic tool selection is disabled, you can use the Wiring tool to select the control or indicator first and then select the terminal.

You can specify which terminals are required, recommended, and optional.

Tip  (Windows) To switch the location of two terminals, hold down the <Ctrl> key and use the Positioning tool to select the two terminals you want to switch. In this keyboard shortcut, the <Ctrl> key corresponds to the (Mac OS X) <Option> key or to the (Linux) <Alt> key.


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