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

Status: New
by Member Technico on ‎08-05-2009 07:11 AM

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...

by Knight of NI Knight of NI
on ‎08-05-2009 03:28 PM
This also happens with subVIs when the calling VI is running and the ideaapplies for that too.
by Member silmaril
on ‎08-08-2009 04:57 AM
Not having the "Find All Instances" function on locked VIs is especially anoying if you are using Perforce, with the option "treat read-only VIs as locked" on (Perforce sets the read-only bit on every VI that's not checked out).
by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎02-12-2011 09:45 AM

The UI for the find results would need some reworking... we'd need to mark items in the results list that are locked to indicate that Replace won't work. The Replace All button would need to prompt for unlocking diagrams and/or some shortcut for users to only do the replace on diagrams that are already unlocked, maybe a 3rd button ("Replace All Unlocked") or some other UI element. 


The above comments are not a pro or con of this idea... just noting something else that would have to be addressed as part of this idea.

by Member Richard_Ha
on ‎04-12-2016 07:34 AM

Bump, this is very annoying!

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