Can I Mix Controls and Indicators in a Cluster?

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Whenever I try to add add a Control to a Cluster Indicator or an Indicator to a Cluster Control it doesn't work. Is it possible to have a Cluster which includes both Controls and Indicators?


Clusters must be either controls or indicators, and not a mix of both. Adding controls or indicators to cluster simply turns that cluster into a complex control or indicator. Therefore, the cluster must be homogeneous in its type, either control or indicator.

You can create a control that looks and behaves very to similar to an indicator this is shown in the Snippet below:

Note: This image is a LabVIEW snippet, which includes LabVIEW code that you can reuse in your project. To use a snippet, right-click the image, save it to your computer, and drag the file onto your LabVIEW diagram.

This will result in a cluster as shown below: