Password Protecting a Built Application

Updated Apr 5, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I am trying to password protect my VI using the Creating Password-Protected VIs tutorial. When I try and access the the VI Properties (File>>VI Properties), it doesn't show the Protection option, only General and Memory Usage as shown in Figure 1. Is it possible for me to password protect this application?
 


Figure 1: VI Properties Window for a Built Application

Solution

LabVIEW does not have the ability to password protect an already built application. In order to password protect it, you must access the VI Properties in the VI (not the built application) and follow the steps in the Creating Password-Protected VIs tutorial. Figure 2 shows what the VI Properties window looks like when accessed from a VI.
 



Figure 2: VI Properties when Accessed from a VI

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