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Jeff-P

Clicking on the connector pane should make hidden controls partially visible

Status: Duplicate
by Active Participant Jeff-P on ‎05-02-2012 05:02 PM

When doing UI work, it can be quite frustrating rewiring hidden controls to the connector pane. You have to go to the block diagram -> Show Control -> go to front panel and wire it up then hide your control again.

 

I have seen a number of ideas proposing ideas such as hidden controls always being visible in edit mode or being able to link block diagram controls to the connector pane which I agree with and would also solve this.

 

My suggestion is that when you select the Wiring Tool on the front panel or click on the connector pane (to wire up a terminal) all the hidden controls would become partially visible and become connectable to the connector pane.

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by Member Wart on ‎05-03-2012 09:50 AM

This is the worst when you inherent code with lots of hidden controls and a connector pane with too many terminals.  I'd go one step farther and add that you should be able to right click on a terminal on the connector pane and either center on the front panel control/indicator or the terminal on the block diagram.  Sometimes tracking on of these down can be almost impossible.

by Trusted Enthusiast on ‎05-04-2012 10:54 AM

I'm going to close this as a duplicate because the other very highly rated idea exists and work already being done to investigate that would negate the need for this. If the other idea were not a high kudos idea, I'd leave this open.

by Member Tori_W on ‎05-04-2012 02:44 PM
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