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Add "Add Element" and "Remove Element" to the Index Array context menu

Status: New
by Knight of NI Knight of NI on ‎10-23-2009 07:12 AM

Some resizable primitives (Build Array, Compound Arithmetic) have an option in their right click menu which allows you to add or remove elements:




The Index Array primitive is notably absent from that list. It would be very useful if we could add or remove elements like this:


Add Element.gif 


by Active Participant elset191
on ‎10-23-2009 01:43 PM
One thing I would change from your gif is to add the input where you right clicked.  I believe most of the other ones behave this way.  (If I'm just making that up, then they should behave that way too.)
by Knight of NI Knight of NI
on ‎10-24-2009 01:16 PM

That is exactly what the animation shows. The bottom row was moved one down because a row was added in the middle. Note that the wires themselves are bent because the entire row was moved down.


If you remove a row which has something wired into it, those wires will break, similar to how it works today on the other resizable nodes.


P.S. I didn't check, but this might also be relevant to the other resizable nodes in the array palette.


P.P.S. The example animation says "add input", but I feel that it should actually add a full row (like the animation shows). There is an argument for adding either an input or an output, depending on where you clicked, but I feel that use case is rarer.

by Active Participant elset191
on ‎10-26-2009 09:06 AM
Oops, I didn't see the bend in the wire.
by Knight of NI Knight of NI
on ‎06-13-2014 10:59 AM

Actually, this should probably apply to all resizable primitives.

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