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Quick Drop Plugin: Add labels to blockdiagram elements

A LabVIEW Quick-Drop (QD) plug-in to easily add or remove labels to blockdiagram elements.

 

Installation

Place the Add Labels.vi file in your <LabVIEW>\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins folder.

 

Usage

This quick-drop plug-in works only in the block diagram.

 

Add or remove a label to SubVIs

Select a SubVI within a blockdiagram.
Press Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+Q to add a label to a SubVI. For removing the label press Ctrl+Spaceand Ctrl+Shift+Q.

 

Add or remove a subdiagram label to a structure element

Select a structure element within a blockdiagram. Press Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+Qto add a subdiagram label to the structure element. For removing the label press Ctrl+Spaceand Ctrl+Shift+Q.

 

Add or remove a label to a wire

Select a wire. Press Ctrl+Space to open the quick drop. Insert a label text to the input field. Press Ctrl+Q to add the inserted label to the wire. The plug-in will add >> before and after the label text. For removing the label press Ctrl+Spaceand Ctrl+Shift+Q. If you want to add the removed label again press Ctrl+Space and Ctrl+Q.

 

 

The animated GIF below show the three possible options of the plugin:

  • Add/Remove a label to a SubVI.
  • Add/Remove a subdiagram label to a structure element.
  • Add/Remove a label to a wire
  • Show again an already set wire label

Using the plug-in

 

It is also possible to select more than one element within a blockdiagram. Therefore the appropriate label will be added to the selected elements.

 

Hints

The plug-in is developed in LabVIEW 2016. If you have an older version of LabView you have to save the provided project to this older version by yourself.

 

The source code of the project can be found on Github.

If you find some bugs, have questions or other comments please feel free to reply.

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