I hope everyone who attended NI Week 2006 had a good time...my favorite part was getting to ride a Segway, which I had always wanted to do. My favorite product demo was probably the Rubik's Cube solver, complete with motion-controlled "robot" hands that actually solved a cube that I had personally mixed up.
Anyway, this week's nugget is part 2 in my "Cool Things Darren Added to LabVIEW 8.20" series of nuggets. I remember thinking a while back that it was a little weird that I could right-click on a control in a Global or Control VI and choose Advanced > Hide Control, but then really have no way to show that control again, other than writing a VI to do it. So in LabVIEW 8.20, you'll notice a new menu option to allow you to do this. Just select Edit > Show Hidden Controls and Indicators in a Global or Control VI, and all hidden controls and indicators will be displayed, along with a summary dialog showing the labels of all controls and indicators that were shown.
The menu option is not available with regular VIs, but you can still use this feature relatively easily on them. Just open [LabVIEW]\project\ShowHidden Core.vi, specify your VI name, and run it, and all hidden controls will be shown.
-D P.S. - Check out past nuggets <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/
;message.id=1669" target="_blank"> here</a>.