Being a beginner to LabVIEW programming, I have had my share of wiring issues and spaghetti code.
On more than one occassion, I had to wire two objects that were far apart. They were so far apart that I had to scroll. Whenever I clicked the scroll bar, my wire that had been partially laid out (but not connected to the other component) would disappear for obvious reasons. So I tried using a mouse that had a scroll wheel, and held down the left click button and scrolled with it. The wire still disappeared.
To rectify my problem, I ended up moving the whole functional block close to the proximity of the one I wanted it to connect to, connected it, and then moved it back. Quite annoying, if I may say so myself. On top of that, my program had some sort of *** ic symmetry, so I had to do this 10 times with 10 different functional blocks.
Now, I know what you guys will say: "If the functional blocks aren't close together, you probably have terrible programming style." I hope that's not true, as I did modularize my code quite a bit.
Now to the point of the message. Is there any way to layout wires while scrolling using a scroll wheel? I tried all sorts of potential intuitive commands, such as holding down various permuations of shift, ctrl, tab, while scrolling, but nothing worked.
Is there some advanced option I can change, if so, I haven't been able to find it. It would seem like a handy feature to have.
Oh, I don't have any sample VIs demonstrating this, so I hope my description wasn't too convoluted :smileywink: