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Control Properties

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Inherits from Generic»GObject. View the class hierarchy.

PropertyDescription
Auto-Update From TypedefIf TRUE, the control automatically updates when the type definition changes. Details
BlinkingIf TRUE, the control blinks. Details
Built In Mouse Wheel SupportSets the conditions under which the control responds to mouse wheel movement. Details
CaptionReference to the caption object. You can use this reference with the Text properties. Details
Control IndexGets the index of the control or indicator you specify. If the control or indicator for which you want to get the index does not have a terminal on the block diagram, this property returns an error. Details
Control Reference Nodes[]Returns references to the control reference nodes of this control. Details
Data Binding:Binding TypeReturns the type of binding. Details
Data Binding:LED VisibleShows or hides the data binding indicator. Details
Data Binding:ModeGets or sets the mode of the data connection. Details
Data Binding:PathReads or writes the NI Publish-Subscribe Protocol (NI-PSP) URL to which the control is connected. To write this property, you must bind the control to the PSP URL before you begin writing. Details
Data Binding:StatusReturns the status of the data connection. The connection status can be Invalid Status, Unconnected, Active, Idle, Error, or Connecting. Details
DataSocket:EnabledThis is the enabled state of the opc, ftp, and http connection on Windows, and the dstp and file connection on all LabVIEW-supported platforms. A connection can transfer data only when enabled. Details
DataSocket:LED VisibleShows or hides the connection status indicator. Details
DataSocket:ModeGets or sets the mode of the data connection. Details
DataSocket:StatusReturns the status of the data connection. The connection status can be Invalid Status, Unconnected, Active, Idle, Error, or Connecting. Details
DataSocket:URLGets or sets the URL to which the control is connected. Valid URLs for using the DataSocket properties to connect controls are the opc, ftp, and http protocols on Windows, and the dstp and file protocols on all LabVIEW-supported platforms. Details
Default ValueDefault value of the control (LabVIEW variant). Details
Default ValueDefault value of the control (LabVIEW variant). Details
DescriptionDescription of the front panel object that appears in the Context Help window when you move the cursor over the object and in VI documentation you generate. Details
DisabledIndicates whether you can operate the control. Details
Focus Key BindingSets a shortcut key to navigate to this control. Details
Grow InfoReturns the growing abilities for this control. Details
Grow Info:Can Grow HorizontallyReturns if this control can grow horizontally. Details
Grow Info:Can Grow VerticallyReturns if this control can grow vertically. Details
Grow Info:Max HorizontallyReturns the maximum size horizontally this control can grow. Details
Grow Info:Max VerticallyReturns the maximum size vertically this control can grow. Details
Grow Info:Min HorizontallyReturns the minimum size horizontally this control can grow. Details
Grow Info:Min VerticallyReturns the minimum size vertically this control can grow. Details
Has CaptionReturns TRUE if the control has a caption. Details
IndicatorIf TRUE, the front panel object is an indicator. If FALSE, the object is a control. Details
Invoke Nodes[]Returns references to the invoke nodes of this control. Details
Is On Connector PaneReturns whether a control or indicator is on the connector pane of a VI. Details
Is Typedef?Returns whether the control is linked to the type definition. Details
Key FocusIf TRUE, the control has key focus and receives the keys pressed on the keyboard. Details
LabelReference to the label object. Details
Local Variables[]Returns references to the local variables of this control. Details
Owning PaneReturns a reference to the pane that owns the referenced control. Details
Property Nodes[]Returns references to the property nodes of this control. Details
Skip When TabbingIf TRUE, LabVIEW skips this control when you tab through the front panel. Details
Style IDReturns the style of the control. Details
Synchronous DisplayWhen TRUE, enables synchronous display that shows every update to a data value in a control or indicator. When FALSE, asynchronous display permits the execution system to reduce updates to a slower rate and spend more time executing VIs. Details
TerminalReturns the reference to the block diagram terminal of this control. Use this property to navigate between the front panel and the block diagram of a VI. Details
Tip StripSets or returns the tip strip of a control. A tip strip is the brief description of the object that appears when you move the cursor over the object. Details
Typedef:PathReturns the path to the type definition if the control is linked to a type definition. Otherwise, LabVIEW returns an empty path. Details
Typedef:VIReturns a reference to the type definition if the control is connected to a type definition. Otherwise, LabVIEW returns <NotARef>. Details
ValueData value of the control (LV variant). If this is a Boolean value configured with a latching mechanical action, this property always returns an error. Due to race conditions that can occur when you have a Boolean value with latching mechanical action, you cannot programmatically read Boolean values that are set with a latching mechanical action. Details
ValueData value of the control (LV variant). If this is a Boolean value configured with a latching mechanical action, this property always returns an error. Due to race conditions that can occur when you have a Boolean value with latching mechanical action, you cannot programmatically read Boolean values that are set with a latching mechanical action. Details
Value (Signaling)Sets the value of the control (LV variant) and generates a Value Change event. Details
Value (Signaling)Sets the value of the control (LV variant) and generates a Value Change event. Details
VisibleDisplays the front panel control. Details
XControl:Container BoundsSets or gets the container bounds of the XControl. Details
XControl:Container Bounds:HeightHeight of the XControl. Details
XControl:Container Bounds:WidthWidth of the XControl. Details
XControl:Is XControl?Returns TRUE if the control is an XControl, FALSE otherwise. Details

 

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