Quick Drop Keyboard Shortcuts

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018

Part Number: 371361R-01

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The following table lists keyboard shortcuts you can use only while the Quick Drop dialog box is active. To display the Quick Drop dialog box, press the <Ctrl-Space> keys. On Chinese keyboards, press the <Ctrl-Shift-Space> keys. (macOS) Press the <Command-Shift-Space> keys. (Linux) Press the <Alt-Space> keys.

You also can create custom Quick Drop keyboard shortcuts using the Quick Drop Configuration dialog box. Click the Configure button on the Quick Drop dialog box to display the Quick Drop Configuration dialog box.

Note Note  To apply a shortcut to a specific block diagram or front panel object, you must select the object to which you want to apply the shortcut before opening the Quick Drop dialog box.
Keyboard ShortcutDescription
Ctrl-DCreates controls and indicators for all unwired inputs and outputs of the selected block diagram object(s).
Ctrl-Shift-DCreates constants for all unwired inputs of the selected block diagram object(s).
Ctrl-WWires a row or multiple parallel rows of selected block diagram objects.
Ctrl-Shift-WWires a row or multiple parallel rows of selected block diagram objects and cleans up the selected objects.
Ctrl-RRemoves the selected block diagram object(s) and any wires and constants connected to the selected object(s), and connects wires of identical data types that were wired to the inputs and outputs of the deleted object(s).
Ctrl-TRepositions the visible labels and captions of top-level front panel and block diagram objects to match the Default label position you specify in the Options dialog box.

You also can select multiple objects on the block diagram, display the Quick Drop dialog box, and press <Ctrl-T> to move the labels of only the selected objects.
Ctrl-Shift-TRepositions the visible labels and captions of top-level front panel and block diagram objects, including terminals contained in subdiagrams, to match the Default label position you specify in the Options dialog box.
Ctrl-PReplaces the selected front panel or block diagram object(s) with the object you select in the Quick Drop dialog box.
Ctrl-IInserts the object you select in the Quick Drop dialog box on the selected wire(s) on the block diagram.
Ctrl-Shift-IInserts a single instance of the object you select in the Quick Drop dialog box on multiple selected wires.
Ctrl-BChanges the VI Server class of the selected Property Node(s), Invoke Node(s), and/or class specifier constant(s) to the class you enter in the Quick Drop window.
Ctrl-Shift-BChanges the property or method of the selected Property Node(s) or Invoke Node(s), respectively, to the property or method name you enter in the Quick Drop window.

Related Information

Quick Drop Dialog Box

Quick Drop Configuration Dialog Box

Configuring Shortcuts for the Quick Drop Dialog Box

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