Blinking Property

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: Blinking

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Control Properties

To Use: Create a property.

If TRUE, the control blinks.

Keep in mind the following caveats when using this property:

  • If you set this property to TRUE for system controls, the controls might not blink correctly. System controls are designed specifically for use in dialog boxes and are not designed to blink because standard dialog boxes usually do not contain blinking controls.
  • You cannot use this property with XControls or controls on a subpanel.
  • Do not use this property with elements in an array. This property works on only one element in the array, not the entire array. Use a cluster instead of an array to make all the elements blink.

This property is similar to the Blink Foreground and Blink Background options on the Environment page of the Options dialog box, and to the Blink delay for front panel controls (milliseconds) option on the Front Panel page of the Options dialog box.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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