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Slider slider not visible - LabVIEW 2009

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Just started working with sliders and I can see a fill value but not the slider. If I set the slider red and the fill transparent I see nothing. If I make the fill blue I see blue but no red slider. Probably something small that I am missing...


I am tweaking coils in a filter circuit, where each is tweaked to raise the Q value. So my goal is to have 2 sliders, one that fills to show the current value and a separate slider that gets bumped up to the max value reached and doesn't go back down.


In the attached I have hooked up 5 sliders with different fill types just so I can try to see the slider. If and when that works as I hope I will bundle 2 values for the max and current values.





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Accepted by topic author jvh75021


Sounds like you want to customize how your control looks.  You can change the appearance of any part of a control here is an example.


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Maybe it is not a bug but until I customized the control the slider was not visible at all. Seems that if it can be turned on in the properties, etc it should be visible without having to create a custom control.



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The pointer is deliberately not visible on some of the controls. Instead of customizing one that does not have it visible, start with the Pointer Slide controls.
Message Edited by Dennis Knutson on 02-10-2010 10:37 AM
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Thanks for noticing and replying to my post, even though the solution had been accepted.


I looked at the vertical pointer slide. Its slider looks like a control to me. It is also bullet shaped and  largely outside the fill area. I could cram it into the fill area but I want a rectangular bar to lay on top of the fill or float if the fill drops. Perhaps there is a way to change the bullet shape but it is not making itself apparent to me. 


My solution was use the progress bar, first slider w/ colored fill & transparent slider. Add a 2nd slider, transparent fill and a contrasting slider. The slider had to be filled to make it visible. 





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When editing the control and while in tweezer (blow torch) mode you can right click on the slider and import picture from file clipboard...



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Yup- Pretty small only a pixel high (Made it hard to resize too)


Glad you found a good plan to go forward!

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"Should be" isn't "Is" -Jay
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To find that little hootus I put the slider in customize mode then stretched out the whole thing to about 3 times normal size.
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Now I have found Window >> Control Parts. You can scroll thru the list to the slider and then change the size to make it easier to deal with. Default height is 3.
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