Building Application Compatible with Previous Versions of LabVIEW Run-Time

Updated Dec 14, 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 can open my project created in a previous version, however, now I would like to compile the application in order to create an executable (EXE) file.  This new file needs to be compatible with previous versions of LabVIEW Run-Time. Is this possible?


It is not possible to build an EXE file for versions of LabVIEW Run-Time not corresponding to the version of the currently installed LabVIEW Development System. To run the LabVIEW standalone application on the deployment machine, you will always need to have corresponding Run-Time version installed.  If you need to run EXE files created using different versions of the LabVIEW Development System, you may install multiple versions of the LabVIEW Run-Time engine on the same computer with no problems.

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 previous versions of LabVIEW Run-Time. 


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