Sorting Items in a Project

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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You can use sort options to organize files within a project. The sort option you select does not reorganize the project on disk, which allows you to merge and compare fewer changes in your project. Sort options apply automatically to any new items that you add to the sorted project.

You also can sort unlocked project libraries and content within auto-populating folders.

Complete the following steps to sort items in a LabVIEW project.

  1. From the Project Explorer window, right-click the item you want to sort.
  2. Select Arrange By and select an available sort category from the shortcut menu.

Use one of the following sort options to sort items in a project:

  • Name—Sorts items alphabetically by file name.
  • Type—Sorts items by file type.
  • Path—Sorts items by path name.
  • Custom—Sorts items according to user preference. Unlike the other sort categories, Custom sort alters the layout of a project on disk.
  • Same As Parent—Sorts items in the same way as the parent. Sort by Same As Parent to let items automatically inherit a sort category from the parent folder. You can sort only items with a parent by the Same As Parent category.

These sort categories apply to targets, files, and folders within the project.

Note Note  By default, LabVIEW sorts all new projects and project libraries by Name. Sorting by Name, Type, Path, or Same As Parent does not alter the organization of the project on disk. However, if you move items in a project without using a sort option, LabVIEW automatically changes to Custom sort, which modifies the organization of the project on disk. If you sort a project library by Type or by Path, LabVIEW automatically re-sorts the project library by Name the next time you open the project library.


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