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In this section, you will learn about the LabVIEW front panel.

The front panel is the user interface of the VI. shows an example of a front panel.

Example of a Front Panel

Controls and indicators

You build the front panel with controls and indicators, which are the interactive input and output terminals of the VI,respectively. Controls are knobs, push buttons, dials, and other input devices. Indicators are graphs, LEDs, and otherdisplays. Controls simulate instrument input devices and supply data to the block diagram of the VI. Indicatorssimulate instrument output devices and display data the block diagram acquires or generates.

Controls palette

The Controls palette is available only on the front panel. The Controls palette contains the controls and indicators you use to create the frontpanel. Select Window>>Show Controls Palette or right-click the front panel workspace to display the Controls palette. Tack down the Controls palette by clicking the thumbtack on the top left corner of the palette. By default, the Controls palette starts in the Express view.

The Express palette view includes subpalettes on the top level of the Controls and Functions palettes that contain Express VIs and other objects you need to build common measurementapplications. The All Controls and All Functions subpalettes contain the complete set of built-in controls, indicators, VIs, and functions.

The Advanced palette view includes subpalettes on the top level of the Controls and Functions palettes that contain the complete set of built-in controls, indicators, VIs, andfunctions. The Express subpalettes contain Express VIs and other objects you need to build commonmeasurement applications.

In the Express palette view, toolsets and modules do not install subpalettes on the top level of the Controls and Functions palettes. Instead, toolsets and modules install on the All Controls and All Functions subpalettes. In the Advanced palette view, toolsets and modules install subpalettes on the top level.

Click the Options button on the Controls or Functions palette to change to another palette view or format.

Numeric controls and indicators

The two most commonly used numeric objects are the numeric control and the numeric indicator, as shown in .

1. Increment and Decrement Buttons, 2. Numeric Control,3. Numeric Indicator

To enter or change values in a numeric control, click the increment and decrement buttons with the Operating tool or double-click the number with either the Labeling tool or the Operating tool, type a new number, and press the Enter key.

Boolean controls and indicators

Use Boolean controls and indicators to enter and display Boolean ( True or False ) values. Boolean objects simulate switches, push buttons,and LEDs. The most common Boolean objects are the vertical toggle switch and the round LED, as shown in .

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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