How Can I Change the Cursor Appearance In LabVIEW?

Updated Oct 22, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

By default the cursor in LabVIEW is a cross. How can I change it to an arrow?


LabVIEW uses different icons to represent different tools in the programming environment. The mouse cursor is used to accomplish specific tasks. For this reason you cannot change the cursor from a cross to an arrow unless you are changing the types of tasks you are performing. For more information about the different icons and the tasks they are associated with check out Common Tools in LabVIEW

Additional Information

You can use the Set Cursor VI to programmatically change the appearance of the cursor on the front panel of a VI.