Why Does My LabVIEW Application Run Immediately When Opened?

Updated Nov 7, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

The application I built with LabVIEW Application Builder defaults to "Run when opened" even though I didn't specify this in VI Settings.

How do I build my application so that the executable waits for the user to press the Run button rather that running automatically when opened?

Solution

To have the application simply open and wait for the end user to run it, the settings have to be changed in the Application Properties. 
    1.  In the Application Builder Properties, select Source Files Settings on the left side
    2.  Select the VI that is running automatically on startup from the Project Files list
    3.  Select the Customize VI Properties... button
    4.  Uncheck Run when opened



    The executable will now wait for the user to press the Run button rather that running automatically when opened.

    Additional Information

    The default and expected behavior of applications is to run when opened. 

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