Control class/Blinking property

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VI Server Property Information
Property ID 6332003
Scope Basic Development Environment
Data Name Blinking
Short Name* Blinking
Long Name* Blinking
* Displayed here in English. Short and Long names appear in the language of the LabVIEW IDE.
Owning Class ID 6
Owning Class Name Control Class
Data Type Boolean data type


Property Node Blinking
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Remote access allowedYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes

If TRUE, the control blinks.

Keep in mind the following caveats when using this property:

  • If you set this property to TRUE for system controls, the controls might not blink correctly. System controls are designed specifically for use in dialog boxes and are not designed to blink because standard dialog boxes usually do not contain blinking controls.
  • You cannot use this property with XControls or controls on a subpanel.
  • Do not use this property with elements in an array. This property works on only one element in the array, not the entire array. Use a cluster instead of an array to make all the elements blink.

This property is similar to the Blink Foreground and Blink Background options on the Environment page of the Options dialog box, and to the Blink delay for front panel controls (milliseconds) option on the Front Panel page of the Options dialog box.



Version Change(s)
LabVIEW 2018 More info to come.

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