The Probe Watch Window is a great addition to LabVIEW 2009 and I like that I have one centralized location to control all my probes.
What I don't like is that every newly created probe is embedded in the Probe Watch Window. There are various use cases where this is not desirable (see this discussion on LAVA for more info about it).
In the situation where you need the probe to be floating; instead of doing the following (for creating a new probe):
You have to do the following (for every single new probe):
Basically this take twice as much effort as before.
I think that we need an ini setting (or a button in the probe watch window) to automatically float probes upon creation.
Also we could have a setting to make closing a floating window close the probe rather than re-embedding it in the probe window.
Or, even better, have the probe window replaceable with G code ala the icon editor !
> Or, even better, have the probe window replaceable with G code ala the icon editor!
The Probe Watch Window was originally conceived as a pure G implementation, but because of its interaction with the execution system for some of its display work we backed off of that solution. It could be done but the refactoring necessary was not deemed worth the time.
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