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Resizing Objects

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Complete the following steps to resize most front panel objects.

  1. Move the Positioning tool over the object. Resizing handles ( or ) appear at the points where you can resize the object. If the object is not resizable, resizing handles do not appear.
  2. Move the cursor over a resizing handle to change the cursor to the resizing cursor ().
  3. Click and drag the resizing handle until the border outlines the object size you want.
  4. Release the mouse button. The object reappears in its new size.

To restrict the vertical or horizontal dimensions or to maintain the current proportions of the object, press the <Shift> key while you click and drag the resizing handles.

To resize an object around its center point, press the <Ctrl> key while you click and drag the resizing handles.

To restrict the vertical or horizontal dimensions or to maintain the current proportions of the object and to resize an object around its center point, press the <Ctrl-Shift> keys while you click and drag the resizing handles. (Mac OS X) Press the <Option> key. (Linux) Press the <Alt> key.

To resize an object as you add it to the front panel, click to place the object, hold the mouse button down, and drag the mouse until the border outlines the object size you want.

Note  If the alignment grid is enabled, you can resize an object only in units the size of the grid. To disable the alignment grid temporarily, press the <G> key before you add the object to the front panel.

Complete the following steps to cancel a resizing operation.

  1. Continue dragging the resizing handle outside the window until the border disappears.
  2. Release the mouse button. The object maintains its original size.
Tip  You also can press the <Esc> key to cancel a resizing operation.

Use the Housing Size property to resize numeric controls and indicators with scales programmatically.

You also can resize multiple front panel objects to the same size.


 

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