Display Format:Format Property

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Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Short Name: Format

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Scale Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Specifies the format of the numeric increments of the scale. This property accepts the following format values: 0-Decimal, 1-Scientific, 2-Engineering, 3-Binary, 4-Octal, 5-Hexadecimal, 6-Relative Time, 7-Time and Date, 8-SI, and 9-Custom (read-only). You cannot wire a value of 9 to this property because the value is read-only. This property returns a value of 9 if the object uses automatic formatting, the format string contains text, or the format string includes more than one format specifier.

If you select floating point representation for the numeric increments, you cannot wire a value of 3, 4, or 5 to this property. Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal formats are not valid for floating point numbers. If you wire one of these values, this property returns an error.

This property is an element of the Display Format property.

This property is similar to the options on the Display Format page of the Properties 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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