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Editing Saved Custom Controls and Indicators

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Complete the following steps to edit a saved custom control or indicator.

  1. Select File»Open to display a file dialog box.
  2. Navigate to the custom control or indicator you want to edit.
  3. Select the custom control or indicator and double-click the custom control or indicator or click the Open button to display the custom control or indicator in the Control Editor window.
  4. Make the changes you want to the custom control or indicator. You can change the size, color, and relative position of the elements of a control or indicator and import images into the control or indicator.
  5. Select File»Save to save the custom control or indicator.
Note  When you place a custom control or indicator in a VI, no connection exists between the custom control or indicator you saved and the instance of the custom control or indicator in the VI. Each instance of a custom control or indicator is a separate, independent copy. Therefore, changes you make to a custom control or indicator file do not affect VIs already using that custom control or indicator. If you want to link instances of a custom control or indicator to the custom control or indicator file, save the custom control or indicator as a type definition or a strict type definition. All instances of a type definition or a strict type definition link to the original file from which you created them.

When you save a custom control or indicator as a type definition or strict type definition, any data type changes you make to the type definition or strict type definition affect all instances of the type definition or strict type definition in all the VIs that use it. Also, cosmetic changes you make to a strict type definition affect all instances of the strict type definition.

 

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