Run LabVIEW VIs with LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

Updated Jan 12, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Runtime (Legacy)
  • LabVIEW NXG Run-Time Engine

Programming Language

  • LabVIEW G

Issue Details

I have only the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine installed on my machine. Can I run LabVIEW VIs using only the Run-Time Engine?


You cannot run LabVIEW VIs if you only have the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine.

Additional Information

There are three options that will allow you to run code that was generated in LabVIEW. 
  • You can create a LabVIEW executable, using the LabVIEW Application Builder, and run this executable on a machine that has the LabVIEW run-time engine installed. This option will not give you the option of making any modifications to the code that was generated using LabVIEW.
  • You can purchase the LabVIEW Development Environment, which will allow you to view the LabVIEW source code and make modifications to the LabVIEW VI. 
  • You can run LabVIEW VIs from TestStand without needing the Development Environment.


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