Control

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A Control is the main input on a Front Panel. There are two ways a control can be saved: as a basic control, or as a control file. Controls can be changed to Indicators on the Front Panel by right-clicking and selecting Change to Indicator.

Basic Controls

Basic controls are saved with the owning VI. There are many data types to basic controls and many UI styles.

Control File (.ctl)

The control file, or (.ctl) file, is the method to create a custom look to a control (including adding decals to buttons) and/or create a data type definition. The controls can have one of three different types of behavior:

  1. Control - saves the control as a custom control with no linking
  2. Type Definition - saves the control as a custom control with data type linking
  3. Strict Type Definition - saves the control as a custom control with both data type and UI style linking

Control

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Type Definition

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Strict Type Definition

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Customizing a Control

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