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ZAlign by Zuehlke Engineering - Toolkit for LabVIEW Download

ZAlign allows the the automatic re-arrangement of Front Panel Elements

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ReleasedDec 10, 2020
Publisher Zuehlke Engineering
License BSD-2
LabVIEW VersionLabVIEW>=14.0
Operating System Windows, Mac, and Linux
Project links Homepage   Documentation   Repository  


This QuickDrop PlugIn allows the fast and clean arrangement of Fornt Panel elements.
On a front panel all controls are automatically arranged according to the connector pane and the window size is adjusted.
Controls that are not connected are listed under Locals.

The grid used can be customized in the ZAlign.ini file in the installation directory.
(C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\LabVIEW 20XX\resource\dialog\QuickDrop\plugins\ZAlign)

There is also an extended mode for GUI front panels (see HowTo).

How to Use:
On a front panel all controls are automatically arranged and the window size is adjusted.
Key commands to run ZAlign:
1) CTRL-Space (start QuickDrop)
2) Run CTRL-A ZAlign

There is also the extended mode for GUI front panels. In this case the elements must be selected which
should be aligned. The controls are then arranged in the upper left quadrant. Everything else remains
unchanged at its position.

Release Notes (Dec 10, 2020)

Minor typo fixes

nikonr was a contributor to this release

Install with VIPM Download Package

Note, you must have the VIPM Desktop app to install this package into LabVIEW.

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