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garrettmarsh

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.

http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Smart-er-automatic-label-names-on-copy/idi-p/1873663

http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Auto-increment-number-in-middle-of-control-name/idi-p/...

http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Don-t-skip-quot-1-quot-during-automatic-naming-of-copi...

5 Comments
joaopam
Active Participant

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.

Mondoni
StephenB
Active Participant

Ran into this today. Super annoying.

Stephen B
StephenB
Active Participant

In to*

Stephen B
PaulG.
Active Participant

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.

PaulG.

LabVIEW versions 5.0 - 2020

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wiebe@CARYA
Proven Zealot

>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...