Move Selected Objects Method

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Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Short Name: Move Selected Objects

Requires: VI Scripting

Class: TopLevelDiagram Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Moves the selected objects within this TopLevelDiagram by the number of pixels specified in X/Y Delta. This method simulates a mouse drag, and it has the same side effects associated with mouse-dragging in the development environment, including resizing an owner to contain the dragged objects, altering the selection list to include objects duplicated by the drag, and forcing a duplicate-drag when moving objects to another block diagram.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
X/Y DeltaNoMoves the selected objects the number of pixels specified in X and Y.
New OwnerNoMoves objects such that they are all owned by the object specified in this parameter. If you do not specify a new owner with this parameter, all objects stay within their current owner.
Duplicate?NoCreates a copy of the moved objects.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningNo
Loads the front panel into memoryYes
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryYes
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsNo


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