aliasing Controls on front panel

aliasing Controls on front panel

Post by Hama » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 20:27:29

My question is simply, can i hav two controls/indicators in front
panel for a single terminal in diagram . i think it is similar in a
way wht our traditional text based languages hav "alias of a

Here r the detail abt my specific problem..
I hav a control and its value is changing several timesand from
different different places in program, ok now i hav to introduce an
indicator on the same front panel whose function is to display the
same value which the later contol hav.

The crude way is to reassign the value to indicator everytime when
contol is getting new value which requires to wire this indiacator
every where the contols value is changing.

aliasing Controls on front panel

Post by jbroha » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 21:45:43

This is exactly what globals are about! You can use the regular
globals, or teh shift-register based "Functional" or "LV2" style
Yours Sincerley


aliasing Controls on front panel

Post by Danny G » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 02:07:13


If you would like to create an alias there are a couple of different
options. You can use property nodes, global/local variables, LV2 type
variables. The most efficient are property nodes, however, they can
only be used within the same vi. If you need to get values from
different vi you will need to use global variables. There is
information on the DevZone for using <a href="
">property nodes</a> and <a href="
">variables</a>. Have a great day.

Danny G.
Applications Engineer
National Instruments