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Free Label To VI Description (Right-Click Menu Plugin) by Robusto Systems - Toolkit for LabVIEW Download

Right-Click Menu Plugin (IDE extension) that helps set the VI Description

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ReleasedNov 21, 2021
Publisher Robusto Systems
License MIT
LabVIEW VersionLabVIEW>=16.0
Operating System Windows, Mac, and Linux
Project links Homepage   Repository  


This is a right-click menu LabVIEW IDE extension. When right-clicking a free label (a comment) on the block diagram or front panel this tool adds a menu item named "Set as VI Description". When clicking this menu item, the tool copies the text in the free label (comment) and applies it to the VI Description. If the VI Description already contains text, a prompt asks the user for confirmation before overwriting the VI Description.

This tool helps keep in sync the contents of a main free label (comment) on the block diagram or front panel and the VI Description. Such that the same comprehensive description of the VI is available both "inside" the VI (on the BD or FP) and "outside" the VI (in the VI Description/Context Help window).

This package installs one file, named "Free Label To VI Description.llb", to the following location:
\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram

For example, to "C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 2020\resource\plugins\PopupMenus\edit time panel and diagram"

The LLB contains two VIs: one that adds the "Set as VI Description" item to the right-click menu, and one that executes the action when the menu item is selected.

The source code is available in the LLB file, or at the following Github repository:

To report bugs or suggest improvements create a new issue on Github or email me at

Release Notes (Nov 21, 2021)

Initial version

petrutarabuta was a contributor to this release

Install with VIPM Download Package

Note: Get VIPM Desktop to install this package directly into LabVIEW.

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