Editor Options Page (VI Properties Dialog Box)

LabVIEW 2018 Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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From the front panel or block diagram window of a VI, select File»VI Properties and select Editor Options from the Category pull-down menu to display this page.

Use this page to set the size of the alignment grid for the current VI and to change the style of the control or indicator LabVIEW creates when you right-click a terminal and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu.

This page includes the following components:

  • Alignment Grid Size—Specifies size in pixels of units on the alignment grid for the current VI.
    • Front panel—Specifies size in pixels of units on the front panel grid for the current VI.
    • Block diagram—Specifies size in pixels of units on the block diagram grid for the current VI.
  • Control Style for Create Control/Indicator—Changes the style of the control or indicator LabVIEW creates when you right-click a terminal and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu. This component does not appear when you access this dialog box from a polymorphic VI, custom control, or global variable.


    Note  When you right-click a subVI terminal and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu, LabVIEW creates a control or indicator in the style of the subVI front panel object that corresponds to the subVI terminal. When you right-click a control or indicator and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu, LabVIEW creates a control or indicator in the style of the control or indicator you right-clicked.
    • Modern style—Creates a modern style control or indicator when you right-click a VI or function and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu.
    • Classic style—Creates a classic style control or indicator when you right-click a VI or function and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu.
    • System style—Creates a system style dialog control or indicator when you right-click a VI or function and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu. If a system control or indicator does not exist for the data type of the terminal, LabVIEW creates a control or indicator in modern style.
    • Silver style—Creates a silver style control or indicator when you right-click a VI or function and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu.
    • NXG style—Creates an NXG style control or indicator when you right-click a VI or function and select Create»Control or Create»Indicator from the shortcut menu.

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