Building Application Compatible with Previous Versions of LabVIEW Run-Time

Updated May 2, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Run-Time Engine
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

Currently I am using the newest version of LabVIEW on my computer.
I could open my project created in a previous version, however, now I would like to compile the application in order to create an EXE file, which needs to be compatible with previous version of LabVIEW Run-Time. Is this possible?


It is not possible to build EXE file for versions of LabVIEW Run-Time preceding the version of currently used LabVIEW Development System. To run the LabVIEW standalone application on the deployment machine, you will always need to have corresponding Run-Time version installed.

You may save your project to previous version, but still you will need to install appropriate version of LabVIEW Development System to compile it for past versions of LabVIEW Run-Time. 


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