VI class/Front Panel Window.Transparency property

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VI Server Property Information
Property ID 273
Scope Basic Development Environment
Data Name FP:Transparency
Short Name* FP:Transparency
Long Name* Front Panel Window:Transparency
* Displayed here in English. Short and Long names appear in the language of the LabVIEW IDE.
Owning Class ID 2
Owning Class Name VI Class
Data Type U8 data type


Property Node Front Panel Window:Transparency
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Available in Run-Time EngineYes
Available with control VIsNo
Available with global VIsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsYes
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Loads the front panel into memoryYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Remote access allowedYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes

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.



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

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