Example Code

Listbox Tips and Tricks

Products and Environment

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  • LabVIEW

    Programming Language

  • LabVIEW G

Code and Documents



This example contains tips and tricks for using LabVIEW listboxes.  It is hoped that the community may find it useful and add additional tips and tricks to it as explained in The Example Programs Process.  The example includes the following:

  1. Making it easier to edit the contents of a listbox
  2. Using Checkbox symbols to allow users to check listbox items
  3. Dragging items in a listbox
  4. Instructions about strict and non-strict listbox references

The attached zip file contains LabVIEW files saved in LabVIEW 2015.

How to Use

This example was created to capture tips and tricks about listboxes, but it is in no way complete.  Download it and see if you can learn anything from it, and possibly add examples to it.

Example code from the Example Code Exchange in the NI Community is licensed with the MIT license.