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There are many ways to replace items in a VI; however, Paste-Replace gives you more control than the often unpredictable Replace function alone.


In most cases, LabVIEW will attempt to preserve the label, caption, value and dataflow direction (control/indicator). It may also try to preserve other things, such as the numeric representation, size or color. It’s hard to say what will be preserved without actually doing the replace. Luckily, you can Undo if a right-click replace operation fails you. But what next?

 

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Paste-Replace is a method of replacing a control without preserving any of its appearance attributes. It will, however, preserve things like connector pane placement, wire connection and associated block diagram elements (such as local variables and implicitly-linked Property/Method nodes).


If you’ve been struggling with the unpredictable nature of Front Panel Replace, this post from the Eyes on VIs blog walks users through a satisfying alternative.


 

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What’s keeping you from coding fast? Your routine.

 

At least, that’s what Darren Nattinger proposes. The NI LabVIEW researcher and developer and five-time undefeated LabVIEW Coding Challenge champion lives and breathes the program. But that’s not what makes him fast. Nattinger understands which tools maximize the efficacy of LabVIEW system design software—they’re tips, he says, that anyone could adopt. “People fall into old habits, and it’s tough to change them,” he said. It’s foresight and flexibility that make a good programmer great.

 

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Darren talked with NI News about his best practices and goals for the future of LabVIEW. Read the full story here.