Changing Camera Alias Name Shown in NI-MAX for Vision Application (EXE)

Updated Jul 4, 2019

Reported In


  • Vision Development Module Runtime
  • LabVIEW Runtime

Issue Details

I am planning to deploy my application which requires the information of camera alias name shown in NI-MAX. However, the name has been changed from "Img0" to "Img1" after connecting the camera to the PC. Since I only have LabVIEW Run-Time Engine installed, I am not able to change my program.

How can I resolve this issue?


The camera alias name shown in NI-MAX is configured by the information from the interface file (.iid), usually created after you connect your camera to a computer, which is located at C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\NI-IMAQdx\Data.

You can change the name of the file to the one that match your application. After that, relaunch NI-MAX. The camera name shown in NI-MAX will match the name of the .idd file.

If multiple interface files exist, you can delete them and new file will be automatically created once NI-MAX recognizes the camera.