Installing LabVIEW Development Support for VeriStand To Access the VeriStand APIs

Updated Aug 14, 2023



  • VeriStand
  • LabVIEW

I want to use the VeriStand Execution API or Custom Device API to develop LabVIEW code for VeriStand. How do I install those APIs for my LabVIEW version?

LabVIEW Development Support for VeriStand is installed with the VeriStand Installer.
  1. Ensure you have a compatible version of LabVIEW for your intended VeriStand install.

For VeriStand 2019 and later
  1. Run the VeriStand installer via NI Package Manager or your offline .nipkg file.
  2. Configure your install options as required and select Next.
  3. VeriStand API Support will be enabled by default in the Additional items screen. If not, ensure this is selected.
    1. VeriStand Install APIs.png
  4. Select Next and proceed through the installer steps until completed.

For VeriStand 2018 and earlier
  1. Run the VeriStand installer.
  2. When you get to the Features page, makes sure that LabVIEW Support for your LabVIEW version is selected to install.
  3. Continue through the installation. 
  4. Reboot your computer when prompted.


You will now find the Execution API and Custom Device API in your LabVIEW Functions >> NI VeriStand palette.

VeriStand API Palettes

Next Steps

Additional Information

If developing a custom device, you must make sure that the LabVIEW version you are using matches the VeriStand version. For example, if developing a custom device for VeriStand 2021, you must use LabVIEW 2021 SP1 (64bit) or for VeriStand 2018, use LabVIEW 2018 or 2018 SP1.
See the VeriStand and corresponding LabVIEW version(s) for full details.