Friday, April 03, 2009

Tree Control Scrollbar Tip

One of my colleagues recently showed me a VI that automatically shows and hides the scrollbars of the tree control, as well as resizing the columns, depending on the text in the cells. Those of you who are familiar with the tree control are probably aware that it doesn't have this capability built-in.

The VI isn't in the palettes but is in the tree folder of vi.lib. It's called

To see a brief demo of the functionality, check out this video on my website. If you have trouble viewing that video, you can try the YouTube version.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

"Large LabVIEW Application Development" and "UI Interest" Groups

One of my colleagues, Elijah Kerry, has a group on NI Communities dedicated to "Large LabVIEW Application Development." His recent blog post on "Professional User Interfaces in LabVIEW" has links to numerous examples of "the level of customization and flexibility that LabVIEW controls and indicators provide." Please check it out!

Also, be sure not to miss the UI Interest Group, which has cool info and examples, including the " Inspired Custom Control Suite" (which Jim Kring has kindly created a VI Package for, so you can easily install it with the VI Package Manager).

Finally, I'd like to send out a personal thank you to Christopher Relf for the kind comments about my article in the latest Instrumentation Newsletter, entitled Your VIs: Good, Bad, or Ugly? The article is available online for anyone who missed it in the mail!