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Show/Hide certain items in an array of clusters

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I am trying to figure out how to programmatically show/hide certain items in a cluster (specifically an array of clusters).  I tried a couple of things but nothing worked for me.  On a similar note, I would like to be able to programmatically hide certain columns in a table.  I can’t figure it out and the postings on the LabVIEW forums here were either not terribly helpful for my situation or maybe I just didn’t understand them.  I have attached a vi where I tried to hide items within the array of clusters.  Maybe someone could point out why it didn’t work and hopefully they could provide a solution or direction for me to follow.  Thanks in advance…

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If you create the Visible property nodes from the string controls from the front panel, you can accomplish what I think you are trying to do.  You can figure out the logic for the other cases.


If you look at the array of control refs in your code (with a probe), you will find it empty.





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Thanks for the quick reply.  I did notice that the control ref array was empty, but I am not sure why that is the case.  I will see if I can use the method you have employed.  I could see it becoming cumbersome if I get a lot of items in my cluster, but it might work well.

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Simply use property nodes that are linked to the controls in the cluster (right-click on the string control then create property node.

Attached VI does what you want.

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Accepted by topic author cycleguy

Creating a property node directly to the cluster element is far easier. pcardinale essentially shows this.


As for the question regarding the table columns, there is no direct way to hide the table columns, viz-a-viz Excel. The closest you can get is to set the column width to zero, as shown in attached example.

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Your table column-hiding solution works well enough for my application.  I had known that there was some way to adjust the column width, but I couldn't figure out how to do it.  Thanks!

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Message 6 of 7

Thanks.  This works great!  I really appreciate your help.

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