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Make main window freeze when I open settings vi

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Hello!

I'm apologizing in advance, as the English is not my native language, so I don't know if I will be able to explain clearly what I want.

I have a queued message handler as my main vi, and I want to add Settings vi that pops up when I click on a Settings button in my main vi. I did that, and it's working great, but when settings vi opens I can still click on buttons and set focus to my main vi. I don't want that, as I would like the user to focus on settings window only, and I want main window to be "frozen" while settings is open.

Is there any way to do this?

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Accepted by topic author tcvitanic

Hi,

You basically want your settings VI to be a popup. There is a setting for that.

For the settings VI,

Go to File -> VI Properties -> Window appearance -> Customize -> Window behavior

Changing the window behavior property to modal will resolve your issue.



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@tcvitanic wrote:

Hello!

I'm apologizing in advance, as the English is not my native language, so I don't know if I will be able to explain clearly what I want.

I have a queued message handler as my main vi, and I want to add Settings vi that pops up when I click on a Settings button in my main vi. I did that, and it's working great, but when settings vi opens I can still click on buttons and set focus to my main vi. I don't want that, as I would like the user to focus on settings window only, and I want main window to be "frozen" while settings is open.

Is there any way to do this?


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