Why Do the Changes to Text Box Color From my SubVI Not Appear in my Main VI?

Updated Feb 14, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I made changes to the color of the text and the text boxes using property nodes in a SubVI. When I passed the information to the Main VI, the values get passed, but lose all changes to the color.

How do I get the color changes to pass through?


Unfortunately, the color values that are changed via property nodes will not pass from your SubVI to your Main VI.

However, it is possible to change the color of your box in the Main VI inside of the SubVI.
  • To do this, you will need to create a reference to your object in your Main VI. into your SubVI.
  • You will then need to right click the object in your Main VI and then select Create, Reference.
  • You will then want to drag that reference into an input of the SubVI.
  • This reference in the SubVI can then be connected to as many¬†property nodes as are needed.
  • Any changes made in the SubVI to these property nodes will immediately reflect on the Main VI.


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