I Want LabVIEW Waveform Graph Cursors to Appear Behind My Data

Updated May 3, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

The cursors on my waveform graphs are obstructing the view of my data, is there any way to draw the cursors behind the data layer?


LabVIEW always draws cursor layers on top of all data layers so the desired functionality is not possible (for more information see the Related Links). However there are a few possible workaround which may achieve a similar result:

  • Create an image with your cursors on it and set it as the background of your graph
    (possibly place cursors on blank graph, save as image, and use as background)
    Setting the Background Image of Graph in LabVIEW
  • Create a second dataset with just your peaks and plot that along with your data
    (getting vertical multiple vertical lines may be a challenge here)
  • Use the Advanced Plotting Toolkit, a 3rd party toolkit which offers extensive plot customization
    External Link: Advanced Plotting Toolkit


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