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--thatguy

Memory and FIFO should indicate length without opening.

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by Member --thatguy on ‎06-30-2010 04:29 PM

I have to remember to place a comment next to every memory element so that I can quickly know its size.  This is especially important because I can't get to the property window if I'm viewing the vi outside of the FPGA Target Scope. I can view the data type of a memory/FIFO element by hovering over the wire that goes into a read/write property with the context help window open, so I don't really care about that.  However I cannot view its size.  This could be fixed in one of two ways, add it to the context help when you hover over the element or display it directly on the memory element.

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by Proven Zealot on ‎07-02-2010 09:57 AM

My vote is for the context help.  I don't need more stuff to clutter my diagram.

by Active Participant Dragis on ‎07-03-2010 10:43 AM

i agree with crossrulz, i think it would be very handy to put the info in the context help. if a block diagram presence is desired, i think it would be ok to put a right-click option to expand the node and have the extra information captured below the name (perhaps in smaller font). 

by Member heel on ‎10-27-2011 07:34 AM

Having parameters in context help is already implemented in xilinx ip's, so there is no reason why it should not be in fifo and ram blocks as well. Same argument for IO nodes and their configuration would be handy in context help. In short: More consistency in context help layout would be good.

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