Over here there was a quick discussion about creating a quick drop that would allow moving selected objects using the mouse wheel. This is my first attempt to get something working.
Here is my second attempt at a scroll wheel movement
"Mouse Wheel v2_MB.zip"
\LabVIEW 2013\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins folder
There is also a video demonstration how the QD function works
Please post any comments on the discussion.
This looks really cool, Mark! I'm going to remind myself to use it on my next project and see how much faster I can get objects positioned with the scroll wheel vs. the arrow keys.
I've mentioned this before but I think adding acceleration might help speed. Mark mentioned localization issues and i didn't fully understand the issues but when i get a chance I would like to try my hand at adding that feature.
I tried to add acceleration but took a different route after using the tool for a while. I found that if I was going to move the objects 40 pixels or more that I would use the mouse drag or an alignment tools. There is a cased out vi called "Move UI_GObjects With ScrollWheel_Cursors.vi" (poorly named) that uses only the device vis and no events. Inside this vi is the "Scroll_Calculate Move.vi". This vi is where I tried to interpret acceleration.
I will update the documentation for version 3
Thanks for the feedback