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Key focus Event

Status: New



i propose to add a "Key Focus" event for each control. We already have Mouse events (leaving, entering) - but when the user (or the programmer) prefers the keyboard (with proper tabbing setup) you have to poll each interesting control for it's "Key Focus" property to initiate a user event...


So please:

Add a "Got Focus" (and additionally a "Lost Focus") event to the event structure!

Best regards,

using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO, TestStand2016/2019

LV2017 and I can't see this feature. The only way I could see to do this is to register an event when "Got Focus?" is true


2020 rolls around and this much needed event that can only truly be provided by NI is still not built in.


NI, please.  Make an open standard for G-Code as implemented in Labview and allow community development and support guided by an elected body.  You guys built something great and it's use has grown beyond your capability to support the community that uses it.  Let it grow like all of the other languages out there.

Knight of NI

An open G-Code standard wouldn't give us this event. NXG's .gvis are 'open', but that doesn't help at all.

Active Participant

Commenting to try and nudge this back up the list for NI to notice. It is a shame that a really useful feature which was suggested in 2011 is still marked as New in this forum. 


I appreciate if it is too technically difficult to do commercially but at least give us a bit of feedback.