Custom Run-Time Menu Missing in LabVIEW Executable

Updated Aug 22, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have created custom menu bar drop-down menus for my VIs in LabVIEW and when running them with an executable the custom run-time menus are missing


In order to fix this issue try the following troubleshooting steps:
  • Include the run-time menu .rtm file in the executable files. Run-time menus can be saved into a VI library (.llb) that is used to create the executable, which will cause them to be included in the build. They can also be included by adding the files themselves to the Always Included section of the build specification by going to Build Specifications >> Application (EXE) >> Properties >> Source Files.

  • If the issue persists after including the .rtm file into the executable, try by dynamically setting the reference to the runtime menu in the code in order to get the correct file reference.