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So, I wanted to get an opinion here? I'm Pulling new values in from a device, and have UI elements change color depending on their value. This is of course done through property nodes. My question is what is better: A. Updating UI element only on value change (checking for value changes) B. Updating all UI elements all at once within a Defer front panel updates segment? ( and not checking for value changes) Thats all.
After getting pretty deep into an experimental control paradigm with a Table Control as the user interface, I've run into the very frustrating problem of slow formatting updates (cell background and text color). Even when deferring panel updates, formatting a 50 row by 200 column table based on each cell's string takes seconds. The UI table assists the user in generating a 2d string array, which is subsequently sent to a set of hardware objects to control a Bose-Einstein condensate experiment. From reading other posts on this forum and the NI forums, I've compiled the following suggestions