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How Do I Distinguish Between a Double-Click Event and a Single-Click Event in LabVIEW?

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Primary Software Version: 8.0
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Secondary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Base Development System, LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Full Development System

I am trying to have a control that executes different code when a user single-clicks or double-clicks. How can I program this in LabVIEW?

An event structure can be used to detect the mouse clicking. This document shows how to use an event structure to detect a mouse double click event. However, this method does not work when you want to run different code if the user single clicks or double clicks because a single click event is fired before the double click event, so both the single click and double click events run.

To distinguish between a single click and a double click you can count the number of click events.

  1. Every time the mouse click event is fired set a timeout counter and increment the click count.
  2. When the timeout occurs, read the value of the counter.
  3. Execute the desired code for the number of clicks using a case structure.

The attached vi shows both techniques for detecting double click events.

Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 417F1DMY: How Do I Register a Double-Click Event on  a Control or Indicator in LabVIEW


Report Date: 12/10/2008
Last Updated: 02/20/2014
Document ID: 4S9FAM7G

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