In response to a couple of ideas from the Idea Exchange (here and here), I was inspired to make a quick drop shortcut to attempt to accomadate the spirit of the ideas: a better way to format your numeric controls, indicators, and constants. So here is my plug in.
Put VI in the <LabVIEW>\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins folder.
How to use
V2.0 - Added ability to use generic notation to set all controls/constants selected (ex: hex).
The VI is saved in 2011.
I was working on another plugin and realized I could make some good improvements to this one. So I did!
You can now type in "dec", "hex", "oct", "bin", or "si" (case insensitive) into the QD to set the formatting based on the numeric representation. And to take care of one of my want-to-haves, the hex, oct, and bin force the radix to be visible; dec and si leaves the radix visible property alone.