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Add a "Mouse Scroll" event

It would be nice if NI added "Mouse Scroll" (and its counterpart filter event) to the supported events. Today, you can do this by using the mouse input VIs in a separate loop and polling, but that's not a very nice solution.

Active Participant GregS
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Another good reason to add this event is because XControls don't (yet!) support dynamic events, so detecting mouse scrolling inside an XControl is not particular easy or tidy.

Active Participant dthor
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So many kudos, so few comments. Must be a good idea. And yet, almost 3 years old and it's not gone anywhere? Are there technical issues preventing this from happening?

Active Participant yenknip
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Active Participant G-Money
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Status changed to: In Development
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G-Money wrote:

Status changed to: In Development


Active Participant G-Money
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Status changed to: In Beta
Member Olivioloyer

Is there a release date for this?


Will this be a patch that could be added to labVIEW 2011?




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Generally, new LabVIEW releases are announced at NIWeek, which is about three weeks from now.


NI only releases things like security and stability fixes as patches for older versions, so you shouldn't expect this in 2011. If you can't or don't want to install LV 2013 when it comes out, you can use the methods described and linked to here.

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Status changed to: Completed
Available in LabVIEW 2013