Start Application Minimized in LabWindows™/CVI™

Updated Jul 25, 2018

Reported In


  • LabWindows/CVI

Issue Details

I've built an application in LabWindows/CVI, and I would like for the window, upon run, to be minimized. After that, the user should be able to maximize and minimize the window from that point forward. I do not want to hide the window.


There are two methods possible to start a LabWindows/CVI application minimized.

To programmatically minimize windows to start, call the function MinimizeAllWindows() between the function call DisplayPanel and RunUserInterface

You can also modify the properties of the executable as shown below. 
  1. Right click the file location of your executable and select Properties from the menu that appears. 
  2. In the following window, change the Run drop down option to Minimized, as shown below.


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