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find all instances should work on primative VIs

Status: Declined

Any idea that has received less than 5 kudos within 5 years after posting will be automatically declined.

Quite often, I will see an error message in my log files relating to a built-in, primative VI - for instance TDMS write.


It can be difficult to locate the particular instance of the error if you have many calls to the the same VI on the same diagram.


For normal sub-vis, we can right click and do show all instances. But not for primatives.


This is sub-optimal.


I suggest the current find all instances be extended to support primative VIs 

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It's true that it would be easier this way, but note that the functionnality exist : in the "Find" windows (hit crtl + F) you can select "search for objects" and then select any item in the palette.

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Well, isnt that obvious!


Ah, that does work, but its a same you have to spend 30 seconds doing something that could be accomplished by a right click.

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There's also a shortcut - if you have something selected and open the find window, it will automatically be used as the search item, so all you need to do is select the primitive and hit Ctrl+F and then Find. Not a right click, but not 30 seconds either. I find that this is good enough.


This shortcut also works with text.

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Just saw this idea because I was about to suggest the same thing.  I agree that Ctrl-F then Find is equivalent, but that's also equivalent for VIs - if it's a good idea for one, I can't see why it isn't for the others.


It should also be present for any item which is findable, such as structures, typedefs etc.


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Status changed to: Declined

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