Quick Drop Configuration Dialog Box

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Select View»Quick Drop to display the Quick Drop dialog box and click the Configure button to display this dialog box.

Use the Quick Drop Configuration dialog box to create shortcut names for the Quick Drop dialog box for front panel and block diagram objects.

Note  You cannot assign shortcuts to project items.

This dialog box includes the following components:

  • Front Panel—Allows you to configure shortcut names for front panel objects and displays any shortcuts you configure.
    • Add Shortcut—Contains the Quick Drop shortcut data.
      • Panel Shortcut—Specifies the shortcut name you want to assign to the object. Use alphanumeric characters to create shortcut names. You cannot use modifier keys, such as the <Shift> and <Ctrl> keys, in shortcut names. You cannot assign the same shortcut to more than one object.
      • Panel Shortcut Object—Specifies the front panel object to which you want to assign the shortcut in the Panel Shortcut text box.
      • Add—Adds the Panel Shortcut and Panel Shortcut Object shortcut data to the table.
    • Front Panel Shortcuts—Lists the Quick Drop dialog box shortcuts for front panel objects.
    • Remove Selected Shortcut(s)—Removes the selected shortcut(s) from the Front Panel Shortcuts table.
    • Restore Default Panel Shortcuts—Replaces the existing list of shortcuts in the Front Panel Shortcuts table with the default list of front panel shortcuts.

      To apply this change, click OK. To revert this change, click Cancel.
    • Remove All Panel Shortcuts—Removes all shortcuts from the Front Panel Shortcuts table.

      To apply this change, click OK. To revert this change, click Cancel.
  • Block Diagram—Allows you to configure shortcut names for block diagram objects and displays any shortcuts you configure.
    • Add Shortcut—Contains the Quick Drop shortcut data.
      • Diagram Shortcut—Specifies the shortcut name you want to assign to the object. Use alphanumeric characters to create shortcut names. You cannot use modifier keys, such as the <Shift> and <Ctrl> keys, in shortcut names. You cannot assign the same shortcut to more than one object.
      • Diagram Shortcut Object—Specifies the block diagram object to which you want to assign the shortcut in the Diagram Shortcut text box.
      • Add—Adds the Diagram Shortcut and Diagram Shortcut Object data to the table.
    • Block Diagram Shortcuts—Lists the Quick Drop dialog box shortcuts for block diagram objects.
    • Remove Selected Shortcut(s)—Removes the selected shortcut(s) from the Block Diagram Shortcuts table.
    • Restore Default Diagram Shortcuts—Replaces the existing list of shortcuts in the Block Diagram Shortcuts table with the default list of block diagram shortcuts.

      To apply this change, click OK. To revert this change, click Cancel.
    • Remove All Diagram Shortcuts—Removes all shortcuts from the Block Diagram Shortcuts table.

      To apply this change, click OK. To revert this change, click Cancel.
  • Ctrl-Key Shortcuts—Allows you to configure which keyboard shortcut corresponds to which plugin name.
    • Ctrl-Key Shortcut Mappings—Displays all keyboard shortcut plugin names on the system.
      • Shortcut—Displays a list of any shortcut keys that LabVIEW associates with plugin names.
      • Plugin Name—Displays a list of plugin names, which install to the labview\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins directory or the LabVIEW Data\Quick Drop Plugins directory.
    • Shortcut (Press Key)—Specifies the shortcut for the plugin name you select. If the key you specify is not assigned to a plugin name, you enable the Set button. If the key you specify is assigned to another plugin, you disable the Set button and a warning message appears to the right of the Set button.
    • Set—Sets the key you specify in the Shortcut (Press Key) text box as a shortcut in the Shortcut list. Choose the plugin name you want to assign the shortcut to before you click the Set button.
    • Selected Plugin Description—Returns a description of the functionality for the plugin name you select.
    • Selected Plugin Path—Displays the path on disk to the plugin name you select.
  • Options—Allows you to configure whether to return search results based on relevancy or string matching.
    • Enable relevancy-based search—Specifies to return search results based on relevancy. Deselecting this option returns search results by simple string matching.

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