Window Appearance Page (VI Properties Dialog Box)

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Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Requires: Base Development System

From the front panel or block diagram window of a VI, select File»VI Properties and select Window Appearance from the Category pull-down menu to display this page.

Use this page to customize the window appearance for VIs.

These options apply to the VI when it is running. Use these options to change how the user interacts with the application by restricting access to LabVIEW features and by changing the way the window looks and behaves. You can make the VI look and act like a dialog box so the user cannot interact with other windows while the VI window is open. You also can remove the scroll bars and the toolbar.

This page includes the following components:

  • Window title—Displays the title of the VI window. Remove the checkmark from Same as VI Name to edit this title. You also can use the Front Panel Window:Title property to set the VI title programmatically.
  • Same as VI name—Uses the VI name for the title of the VI window.
  • Window Style—Uses one of the following styles for the VI window:
    • Top-level application window—Shows the title bar and menu bar, hides the scroll bars and toolbar, allows the user to close the window, allows run-time shortcut menus, does not allow resizing, and shows the front panel when called.
    • Dialog—The VI functions as a dialog box in the operating system, so the user cannot interact with other LabVIEW windows while this VI window is open. This option does not prevent you from bringing windows of other applications to the front. (Linux) You cannot make a window stay in front of all other windows. Dialog style windows stay on top, have no menu bar, scroll bars, or toolbar, allow the user to close the window but not resize it, allow run-time shortcut menus, and show the front panel when called. Also, if a Boolean parameter on the front panel is associated with the <Enter> key, LabVIEW highlights the parameter with a dark border.
    • Default—Same window style used in the LabVIEW development environment.
    • Custom—Custom window style.
  • Customize—Displays the Customize Window Appearance dialog box.

Use the Window Run-Time Position page to set the position and size of a VI window.


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