Adding GIF or Other Images In LabVIEW

Updated Nov 28, 2017

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Software

  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

How do I add a GIF animation or other images to my front panel or block diagram for use as a logo?

Solution

There are two options to add an image to the front panel(Same as Block Diagram):
  1. Simply save the file onto your system and then drag and drop the saved file onto your front panel.
  2. Select Edit » Import Picture To Clipboard... from the front panel. Then select Edit » Paste to copy the image onto the front panel.

Animated GIF files will appear animated immediately whereas other picture file types will directly show up on the front panel. 

Note: These are only available on the front panel and cannot be manipulated in the block diagram at run time. Aesthetic modifications like size and position can be made on the front panel in edit mode.

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