Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mixed Checkbox

Another new feature of LabVIEW 8.5 is the System Mixed Checkbox.

You often use checkboxes to set an attribute of an item. But sometimes you can select multiple items and set their attributes together.

The mixed checkbox is useful when you need a checkbox with a third state: "some of the selected items are checked and some are unchecked."

Check out this short video for a demo.

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Anonymous matt holt said...

I have previously used a picture ring to accomplish the exact same task with custom images representing the states. This is a wonderful addition to LabVIEW and will certainly have a positive effect on the professional appearance of those apps. Great Post!

8:08 AM, August 31, 2007  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks, Matt!

11:45 AM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous Yen said...

Yes, this was one of the things I liked when I opened the System Controls palette in the beta.

Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to implement something like that in LV 7.0.

Oh well...

12:38 PM, September 06, 2007  
Anonymous Jim Kring said...

Come on Yen, it's time to upgrade to 8.5 already! You're a LabVIEW Champion now ;)

4:51 PM, September 06, 2007  

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