Front Panel Window:Transparency Property

FlexRIO Help

Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

»View Product Info

»Download the Help in ZIP Format

Short Name: FP:Transparency

Requires: Base Development System (Windows, OS X)

Class: VI Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Sets the window transparency level of the VI. The level of transparency is a percentage where 0 is opaque and 100 is invisible. This property returns an error if you specify a value outside the range of 0 to 100. If you set the transparency level to 100, the VI becomes invisible and uncontrollable from the front panel. You must stop the VI on the block diagram for the front panel of the VI to become visible. You must set the Front Panel Window:Run VI Transparently property to TRUE for this property to have any effect. The default value for the Front Panel Window:Run VI Transparently property is FALSE, in which changing this property has no effect.

This property is similar to the Window Runs Transparently option in the Customize Window Appearance 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 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 VIsYes


Not Helpful