Drag and Drop Stops Working When My VI is Running

Updated Jul 29, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

When I try to drag and drop into a path control variable on my front panel, it will only work when the VI is not running. I want to know why this happens and how to solve this problem.


In general, drag and drop have likely been disabled.

To resolve this, follow the steps:
1. Stop the VI.
2. Right click the Path Control.
3. Click Advanced and ensure that Allow Dropping is checked as shown Figure 1.

Figure 1. Allow Dropping Configuration

4. Run your VI, and you should now be able to drag and drop into the path control.


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