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Terminal Bounds[] Property

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: TermBnds[]

Requires: Base Development System

Class: VI Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Returns an array of terminal bounds for the connector pane of the referenced VI. The bounds for each terminal are represented as a cluster of integers that indicate the position of each edge of the terminal rectangle.

This property provides a more efficient way to obtain the terminal bounds of a connector pane than the similar Connector Pane:Terminal Bounds[] property. The Connector Pane:Terminal Bounds[] property causes slower run-time performance because it requires LabVIEW to load and maintain the front panel of the associated VI in memory, even if you close the connector pane reference with the Close Reference function. The VI:Terminal Bounds[] property does not load the front panel of the associated VI into memory.

Use this property to avoid the negative run-time performance impact of the Connector Pane:Terminal Bounds[] property, such as when you need to inspect the terminal bounds of a connector pane from a custom plug-in for the Icon Editor.

The array elements are in terminal order as defined in the Connector Pane Pattern Reference VI for each connector pane pattern.



The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
PermissionsRead Only
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
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 memoryNo
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


Refer to the Connector Pane Pattern Reference VI in the labview\examples\Application Control\VI Scripting\Connector Pane directory for an example of using the Terminal Bounds[] property.


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