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Automatically Updating Palette Sets

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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LabVIEW automatically updates the palettes linked to an LLB as you add files to or remove files from the LLB. You can set a palette to automatically update if you add new files to or remove files from a directory.

Complete the following steps to set a .mnu file to update based on the contents of a directory.

  1. Select Tools»Advanced»Edit Palette Set to display the Edit Controls and Functions Palette Set dialog box.
  2. Right-click an icon on the palette and select Synchronize With Directory from the shortcut menu.
  3. Navigate to and select the directory with which you want the palette set to synchronize. Although National Instruments recommends you have the .mnu file in the same directory, you can select any directory with which to synchronize the palette set.
Note  If you add a subdirectory or .llb file to the directory with which you synchronize and the subdirectory or filename begins with an underscore (_), the contents of the subdirectory or file do not appear on the palette.

If an item is synchronized to a directory, you can display the path to the source directory by right-clicking the item and selecting Display Synchronization Path from the shortcut menu.

If an item is synchronized with a directory, you cannot delete the item from the palette. To hide an item that is synchronized with a directory, right-click the item and select Hide Synchronized Item from the shortcut menu. Items that are hidden do not appear on the palettes and are not included when you search the palettes.


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