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I need to rotate a string indicator 90 degrees. Is this possible

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To make my front panel less cluttered, I would like to have my string indicator rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise. Is this possible and if so will I be able to place it in an array of strings? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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Labels and captions can be rotated by right-clicking on them and selecting the vertical alignment...

You can then control the text displayed using a property node (caption-> text e.g.)

The same goes fordecoration labels, but getting a reference to those are a bit more work (open a reference to the front panel -> get the reference list of all decorations...find the correct reference in the array).
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Hey,

 

I know this is an OLD topic, but I ran into this problem today. I used your advice with the property node, but that only rotates the caption and not the actual box that holds whatever(the string, value, etc.). I was wondering if there was a way to rotate the actual text box.

 

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

I have done this example, using the caption instead. This may do the trick.

 

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Rodéric L
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@sethmurphy wrote:

Hey,

 

I know this is an OLD topic, but I ran into this problem today. I used your advice with the property node, but that only rotates the caption and not the actual box that holds whatever(the string, value, etc.). I was wondering if there was a way to rotate the actual text box.

 

Thanks!


No, you cannot rotate the actual text box.

 

This idea was suggested, but it never gained much traction: http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/rotate-a-frontpanel-object/idi-p/1306368

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That says it all-  NO you can't set the vertical arrangment property of a string control or indicator.  Though, it may be a good opportunity for an Idea Exchange postSmiley Wink

"Should be" isn't "Is" -Jay
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In the end all controls and indicators end up as images on the front panel. You can do this with an XControl. You would input the string, create an image from that, rotate it or whatever, then display it in a picture indicator.

 

I have never made an XControl.

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So just color the indicator transparent, and feed the text to the caption (i.e. use the caption as an indicator).

 

Paul Cardinale

 

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@pcardinale wrote:

So just color the indicator transparent, and feed the text to the caption (i.e. use the caption as an indicator).

 

Paul Cardinale

 


While fundamentally, this would provide a potential work-around.  I find it morally objectionableSmiley Very HappySmiley Very HappySmiley Very Happy Whats next? tategaki?

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The only problem with that is that we have a dynamic string to display. If someone knows how to dynmically change a caption, I'm all ears.

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