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All windows should be resizable!

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by Trusted Enthusiast on ‎06-21-2011 04:00 PM

I was going to post an idea to make the Find Items With No Callers window resizable.


Doing a search for "resizable" returns a few ideas specific to a particular window such as the example finder. But any and all windows should be resizable. Is there any good reason that the user should not be able to resize them?


find items with no callers.PNG

by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎06-21-2011 04:30 PM

> Is there any good reason that the user should not be able to resize them?


Yes, I'm sure there is. Mostly, though, the reason is just that it's substantially harder to write resizable dialogs, which is not a good reason.



by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎06-21-2011 05:22 PM
Have you guys ever considered a total rewrite? Nevermind. You probably couldn't talk about it if you had. I considered posting an idea to replace the LabVIEW IDE with Eclipse. Once done making a window resizable is just a configuration setting. On a scale of one to ten, how doable would that be?
by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎06-21-2011 07:18 PM

I am wondering what Steve Chandler is hiding behind this white blotches... This Thermotron thing must be highly classified material. Do I gather that Steve Chandler wants "squeezable" windows rather than "Expandable" ones?

by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎06-21-2011 08:12 PM
I am indeed hiding some super secret code. There are some set temperature and read temperature vis that are dynamically dispatched because I also have Watlow controllers! Two types! But seriously there are some other things listed that have product names.
by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎06-22-2011 01:37 AM
by Member JasonD_at_UML
on ‎06-22-2011 07:45 AM

OMG yes! The rigidly sized windows drive me crazy. Especially file paths in Warning windows.

by Member pbpatel
on ‎07-02-2011 09:49 AM

Yes This is very good idea

by Trusted Enthusiast
‎10-12-2012 04:55 PM - edited ‎10-12-2012 04:57 PM

Did I mention "Rearrange Cases"?

"Shortcut Menu Editor", "Edit Events", also come to mind...


by Active Participant JKSH
on ‎03-05-2013 07:36 PM
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