How to Change the Color of Individual Array Elements in LabVIEW

Updated Dec 18, 2023

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have an array of front panel controls or indicators and would like to change the color properties of individual array elements such as background color, foreground color, and fill color. Is this possible?


It is not possible to do this in LabVIEW. Changing control or indicator color properties such as background color, foreground color, and fill color require the use of property nodes for that individual front panel object outlined in our document on programmatically changing the color of a front panel object.

Additional Information

If you require your items to be in an array and want to change the background color of each item in the array, a workaround would be to create an array of color boxes behind your array of front panel objects. Then, by making the object array background transparent, you can make your array look like it is programmatically changing background color.

Another possible workaround is to convert your front panel array objects into strings and then use a table or list box to display your data. A table or listbox will allow you to change the color of each cell individually.