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Increment label ending in numeral when copying control

Status: New

The idea is simple: if the label ends in a number (i.e. consecutive string of numeric characters), increment that number:


Control auto numbering.png


It seems like it only works if there is a space character. If there is a good reason for doing it that way, help me understand what it is.


I linked some similar ideas below. I like these discussions for the most part, but they tend to have broader scopes than what I'm suggesting.

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The actual behavior is annoying. The expected behavior would save lot of time, specially when you have tons of FP elements that you want to copy.

I really support this.

Active Participant

Ran into this today. Super annoying.

Stephen B
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Stephen B
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This idea is seven years old and it's still considered "new"? Today I had to make a UI with 200 indicators, numbered 1-200. I hate LabVIEW UIs.


LabVIEW versions 5.0 - 2020

“All programmers are optimists”
― Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
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>Today I had to make a UI with 200 indicators, numbered 1-200. I hate LabVIEW UIs.


That's a 2 minute VI Server solution! I love LabVIEW for that...