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smithd

Make an easier way to convert controls to shared variables

Status: Declined

Any idea that has not received any kudos within a year after posting will be automatically declined. 

Right now, we can use the mass front panel binding tool to bind front panel items to shared variables--but we must have the shared variables in place already:

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We can make a mass of variables using the batch variable creator, but they must be of the same type, and the name is not descriptive (Variable 0, 1, 2, 3...). You can also convert single controls or indicators into shared variables...

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But every time you create one, it also creates an entirely new library, and you cant create multiple shared variables at once.

 

My suggestion is to let you create shared variables from the binding pages (both individual and mass):

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I would also like to be able to drag controls from the front panel into your project to automatically create a shared variable to which they are bound (just as you can now drag shared variables onto your front panel to make a bound control).

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Darren
Proven Zealot
Status changed to: Declined

Any idea that has not received any kudos within a year after posting will be automatically declined. 

DNatt, NI