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Creating User Interfaces

Last Modified: February 27, 2020

Create a user interface (UI) to allow a user to interact with a program.

Use the Panel to design a UI for your program.

Build UIs with controls and indicators. A control is an object that allows a user to input information into a program. An indicator is an object that gives the user information about the program.

  1. Create a program in the Diagram.
  2. Switch to the Panel.
  3. From the Palette, add controls and indicators to the Panel.

    Controls and indicators have different data types, including numeric, Boolean, and string. Right-click the control or indicator to replace it with another control or indicator of the same data type.

  4. Switch to the Diagram.
  5. In the Palette, click Unplaced Items to add terminals that correspond to your controls and indicators onto the diagram.
  6. Wire the new terminals into your program.
  7. Click Run.

Learn More

For more information on UIs, see the Designing a User Interface lesson in software.
You can use the Configuration pane to change the appearance of your control or indicator.

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