Can I Rotate a LabVIEW Front Panel Indicator?

Updated Aug 21, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2017 Full

Issue Details

I would like to rotate a string or numeric indicator 90 degrees on my front panel. Can this be achieved?


Within LabVIEW you are only able to set the vertical alignment of a label, caption, or free label. See error 1453 in General LabVIEW Error Codes

There are possible workarounds, depending on what your coding goals are. An example VI is attached to this article.

Additional Information

Feel free to make feature requests in the LabVIEW Idea Exchange forum