Does it make a difference if the context help window is open or closed while you edit the connector pane? A quick test on my installation seemed to show that the help isn't updating if it's not open.
My Help Window is pretty much always open, so no, it doesn't make any difference. Note that if you read the whole thread, it is more than just a lack of Help Window update. There is another annoying bug that prevents from relinking to the edited VI. This is a serious issue (I mean, there are simple workarounds, but this is still an annoyance).
I am getting the same behavior. I had another post.
Just noticing something: when we click on a connector AND THE HELP WINDOW FUNCTIONS AS EXPECTED, is the selected input (or output) highlighted in the help window? I can't remember (and I can't check since my help window is dead)...
In LabVIEW 8.6, the connector will flash in the help window when you have the wire tool over the corresponding connector. Note, only the rectangle/square for the connector pad blinks, not any of the words. This only occurs when the VI is called as a subVI. If you are working in the VI, and hold the wire tool over the connector pane, the help window will not highlight the connector.
I see the same bahavior in LabVIEW 2011.
It just dawned on me that it would be useful to have the whole thing blink or something...
What do you think about this one:
It is LV 2011, but where did the icon go?
Actually, as a matter of fact, it appears that this is not the only VI to experience this interesting mutation:
I have the same problem.
Sometimes a new VI will NOT show the new connections I've made in the connector pane.
Saving the VI, running it, or including it as a subVI in another VI won't help.
Changing the layout of the connector-pane usually helps.
Very annoying nasty little bug!
(running LV 2011f2 32bit on Win64bit)