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Array Events - Bug or Expected Behavior?

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Yesterday, I was trying to capture the "key down?" event on a string array control. I noticed that the event would never get fired while typing into one of the strings in the array. The event does fire if you type in the index control of the array. My question: Is this expected behavior or a bug? After trying a few things, I can get the behavior I want by getting a reference to the "ArrElem" and registering it for the "key down?" event and passing the into the dynamic event terminal. This is fine for my purposes and will implement my code in this fashion. However, I certainly was not expecting this event to behave in this way. I guess I could see why this may be the case (you are typing into a string control, not an array) but curious what other people think...

 

This was all done in LV2013.

 

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I can understand why you would think that way, and users would probably generally want the function to work that way.  But by the rules of LabVIEW, when you register for an event on the array, you are registering on the array control, not on the control within the array control, that is a different reference and it seems you've found how to get at that reference.

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Yes, I did find that reference. I could make an argument either way. It was just different than what I expected and was curious what others thought.

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