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Easy Pop-up Windows



You can make pop-up windows quickly and easily by using tab controls.

By using tab controls, you can create the same visual effect and the same functionality as a pop-up window, but you don’t need to create a sub-VI. Since you never leave the VI, you don’t need to worry about passing information into and out of the dialog, simplifiying the code.

While this technique may not be appropriate for every situation, it is a nice trick to have when you need a quick pop-up window.

Example VI attached.

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This is very effective for splash screen etc., especially the shadow effect. I've always spent time creating separate vi's for splash screens, this method could save me a bit of time. Thanks for sharing!

(note that in LabVIEW 2009 your High-impact pop-up descriptive text doesn't wrap around properly and hence some text gets hidden)

Thoric (CLA, CLED, CTD and LabVIEW Champion)