Disable Maintaining Wire Connections When Moving Objects in or out of a Structure

Updated Apr 13, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2017 Full
  • LabVIEW 2017 Base
  • LabVIEW 2017 Professional

Operating System

  • Windows

Programming Language

  • LabVIEW G

Issue Details

LabVIEW 2017 automatically maintains wire connectivity when you move objects in and out of structures on the block diagram. When an object moving in or out of a structure is connected to an object in the structure, LabVIEW creates or removes tunnels to maintain wire connectivity. Is it possible to deactivate this behavior?


You can toggle automatic wire connectivity when moving objects by pressing the <W> key. You just need to press and release the <W> key while dragging the object. Holding the key down won't work.


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