Changing the Item List Colour of a Menu Ring in LabVIEW

Updated Aug 28, 2019

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Software

  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

When I click the menu ring control on the front panel, the colour of the list is always grey even if I coloured the menu ring itself another colour. Can I change the colour of the list for a menu ring to something other than grey?

Solution

It is possible to change the menu colour for all of your VIs if you step through the following procedure:

For LabVIEW 2009 and later: 

  1. From the toolbar, navigate to the Tools menu and select Options... from the drop down list.
  2. Under Category, select Environment. On the right hand pane, scroll down and uncheck Use default colours
  3. Click on the colour palette under Menu Background and select your colour of choice. Click the OK button as shown below:

For LabVIEW 8.6.1 and earlier:

  1. From the toolbar, navigate to the Tools menu and select Options... from the drop down list.
  2. Under Category, select Colours. On the right hand pane, uncheck Use default colours
  3. Click on the colour palette under Menu Background and select your colour of choice. Click the OK button.

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