Allow Dropping Property

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

Requires: Base Development System

Class: String Properties

To Use: Create a property.

If TRUE, the control automatically accepts text dragged to it, including the LV_TEXT data type from drag and drop events. The LV_TEXT data type is of type string. If FALSE, LabVIEW does not automatically accept any drops, including from the operating system, at run time. LabVIEW returns error 1157 if you set this property on an indicator.

Use the Control events for more control over how users drag items within controls.


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 memoryYes
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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