How Can I Edit and Move Libraries in vi.lib to a Different Location?

Updated Jul 3, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I'm developing an application that is using some libraries that are included on vi.lib, however I don't need all of the VIs on the libraries and I would like to have just the ones I need for order purposes.

If I move the library outside of vi.lib my project doesn't update accordingly and it is not able to find it.

How can I move and edit libraries included on vi.lib so that my project includes less dependencies and is able to recognize the newer libraries?


You can use the following procedure to edit an move libraries:
  1. Open the library you want to edit.
  2. Save a copy to a different location (Preferably the location you want to call it from) outside of vi.lib.
  3. Add or remove any vis and controls that you need.
  4. Save the copy.
  5. Call the new library from your LabVIEW project.

Additional Information

LabVIEW libraries have the same structure as a LabVIEW project. You can edit libraries the same way you edit LabVIEW projects .