LabVIEW: Tips, Tricks and Suggestions- Part 3

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LabVIEW: Tips, Tricks and Suggestions- Part 3

No start is simple. ReadyDAQ’s LabVIEW experts are known to be outstanding performers, and they’ve decided to help those who are still learning to use LabVIEW. This is the third part of the series, don’t forget to read the first two if you haven’t already.

#1 Bolding a text
Did you ever hit Ctrl-B to bold some text and nothing (or something you did not expect) has happened? We’ve got you covered! To do this, simply add QuickBold=True to your INI file and restart the LabVIEW.
You need to remember that by doing this you will lose current functionality of Ctrl-B shortcut.

#2 Custom wire appearances
Bar charts are always convenient and are the essential in Microsoft Excel. On the other hand, they are not so noticeable in LabVIEW, but don’t worry, adding a graph to a LabVIEW front panel is a piece of cake. To add graphs, right click on any of the plots located on the plots box, click on common plots.  Once you’ve done that, you may browse for bar charts for as long as you want.

#3 Shortcuts you need to know
•    Triple-click to select all text
•    Ctrl-E: Toggle between front panel and block diagram
•    Ctrl-T: Tile front panel and block diagram
•    Ctrl-B: Delete all broken wires
•    Ctrl-drag rectangle: Create space on block diagram or front panel
•    Ctrl-H: Toggle context help window
•    Ctrl-Shift-A: Align objects
•    Ctrl-I: View VI properties window
•    Ctrl-Shift-W: List all windows

This is the third and final article in this series by our professional LabVIEW experts. We hope that you’ve enjoyed them so far. If you didn’t read our first two articles with LabVIEW tips and tricks, do it now, you don’t have to thank us.


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