Caption Property

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: Caption

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Control Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Reference to the caption object. You can use this reference with the Text properties.

Note  You first must create the caption before you use this property, or LabVIEW returns an error. LabVIEW creates the caption the first time you set the caption to visible.

This property is similar to the Visible Items»Caption option on the shortcut menu of front panel controls and the Caption Visible and Caption Text item on the Appearance page of the Properties dialog box.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
PermissionsRead Only
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningNo
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with strict type definitionsYes
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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