LabVIEW configuration file/Front Panel

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This is a list of LabVIEW ini File settings relating to Front Panel behaviour.

AutosizeScrollbar

Example: AutosizeScrollbar=FALSE
Description: Prevents automatic resizing of scrollbars back to the environment setting, if scrollbars were manually resized inside of a custom control.
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE (if token doesn't exist)
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: Applies to Tables, Trees, Listboxes, and Multicolumn Listboxes.


blinkFG

Example: blinkFG=00EF12FF
Description: Color of foreground blink of FP components (xxRRGGBB)
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0x00 to 0x00FFFFFF
Default Value: Unknown
LabVIEW Versions: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


blinkBG

Example: blinkFG=001100FF
Description: Color of background blink of FP components (xxRRGGBB)
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0x00 to 0x00FFFFFF
Default Value: Unknown
LabVIEW Versions: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


blinkSpeed

Example: blinkSpeed=250
Description: Blink speed (milliseconds)
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 1 to 232
Default Value: 1000
LabVIEW Versions: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


defaultControlStyle

Example: defaultControlStyle =0
Description: Defines the default Control/Indicator style
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0-3 Enum {Modern style, Classic style, System style, Silver style}
Default Value: 0
LabVIEW Versions: 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: Silver style added in LabVIEW 2011


DefaultLabelLockFP

Example: DefaultLabelLockFP=TRUE
Description: Locks the Front Panel labels to the defined location
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 20xx
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: see also DefaultLabelPositionFP and DefaultLabelPositionIndFP


DefaultLabelPositionFP

Example: DefaultLabelPositionFP =4
Description: Defines the default location for Control Labels
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0-12 Enum {Classic, Top-left, Top-middle, Top-right, Right-top, Right-middle, Right-bottom, Bottom-right, Bottom-middle, Bottom-left, Left-bottom, Left-middle, Left-top} (Clockwise around control)
Default Value: 0
LabVIEW Versions: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 20xx
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: see also DefaultLabelLockFP and DefaultLabelPositionIndFP


DefaultLabelPositionIndFP

Example: DefaultLabelPositionIndFP =4
Description: Defines the default location for Indicator Labels
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0-12 Enum {Classic, Top-left, Top-middle, Top-right, Right-top, Right-middle, Right-bottom, Bottom-right, Bottom-middle, Bottom-left, Left-bottom, Left-middle, Left-top} (Clockwise around indicator)
Default Value: 0
LabVIEW Versions: 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: see also DefaultLabelLockFP and DefaultLabelPositionFP


doubleClickToEditControl

Example: doubleClickToEditControl=TRUE
Description: Open the control editor with double click
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


noBoxAroundName

Example: noBoxAroundName=FALSE
Description: Use transparent name labels
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


offscreenUpdates

Example: offscreenUpdates=FALSE
Description: Use smooth updates during drawing
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


returnKeyAction

Example: returnKeyAction=TRUE
Description: End text entry with Return key
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


showTipStringsOnFPControls

Example: showTipStringsOnFPControls=FALSE
Description: Turn off Tip Strips on Front Panel Controls
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridDrawAsLines

Example: SnapGridDrawAsLines =0
Description: Sets the grid line style
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0 to 2 Enum {Dots, Lines, Graph Paper}
Default Value: 1
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridFrontPanelSize

Example: SnapGridFrontPanelSize =14
Description: Set Front Panel grid size in pixels
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 1 to unknown
Default Value: 12
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridFrontPanelContrast

Example: SnapGridFrontPanelSize =25
Description: Set Front Panel grid line contrast
Datatype: Integer
Permitted Values: 0 to 100
Default Value: unknown
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridResizeWhenDropping

Example: SnapGridResizeWhenDropping =FALSE
Description: Automatically resize objects to the grid when dropping
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridShowsOnFrontPanel

Example: SnapGridShowsOnFrontPanel =FALSE
Description: Turn on/off Front Panel grid
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


SnapGridSnapsOnFrontPanel

Example: SnapGridSnapsOnFrontPanel =FALSE
Description: Turn on/off Front Panel snap to grid
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 8.x, 20xx, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


sunKeyboard

Example: sunKeyboard=TRUE
Description: Support numeric keypad
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: FALSE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Sun.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
Notes: None


useAllFKeys

Example: useAllFKeys=FALSE
Description: Override system default function key settings
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


useLocaleDecimalPt

Example: useLocaleDecimalPt=FALSE
Description: Use localized decimal point
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE
LabVIEW Versions: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: None


reqdTermsByDefault

Example: reqdTermsByDefault=TRUE
Description: Connector pane terminals default to Required
Datatype: Boolean
Permitted Values: TRUE or FALSE
Default Value: TRUE
LabVIEW Versions: 8.5, Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png Spacer.png
OS's Supported: Logo.Windows.png Logo.Mac.png Logo.Linux.png Logo.Sun.png
Notes: This sets all newly connected input terminals to "required" as long as it's no error cluster.