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Programming Tools – National Instruments


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As you move your mouse over elements of your front panel or block diagram, you may notice the cursor change – this is an indication of what will happen if you click in a particular location. Each of these cursor modes, or tools, is explained below.

You can create, modify, and debug VIs using the tools provided by LabVIEW. A tool is a special operating mode of the mouse cursor. The operating mode of the cursor corresponds to the icon of the tool selected. LabVIEW chooses which tool to select based on the current location of the mouse.

Figure 1. Tools Palette

You can manually choose the tool you need by selecting it on the Tools palette. Select View»Tools Palette to display the Tools palette.

 Automatic Tool Selector

The top item in the Tools palette is the Automatic Tool Selection button. When you select this,

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