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(sub)VI-Icon: make "Find All Instances" also available when VI is locked (Read-only)

I always use "Find All Instances" for searching where a subvi / control is used.


When looking into code that is locked (read-only because of being under source control), this option is missing!!.

  • Now I always have to press Ctrl-M to Unlock, then press change on the next dialog
    before the "Find All Instances" becomes active
  • Or open the VI Hierarchy (could take a while on a large project)
    and here the normal right-click "Find All Instances" is not blocked!!


I don't think it should be a big problem to enable the right-click menu on a locked vi...