Can I Use Application Builder Functions in an Executable?

Updated Feb 20, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • LabVIEW Professional
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base

Issue Details

I receive an error that my executable failed every time it tries to call functions from the Application Builder palette. Is it possible to use Application Builder functions in a built executable? 


It is not possible to use the functions from the Application Builder palette in an executable since the executable is being run through the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine. This includes any functions used to build Installers or .NET Interop Assemblies as well.

Built applications only require LabVIEW Run-Time Engine, which is free to download, in order to run. Since Application Builder is an additional toolkit available for purchase, creating an application which implemented its functions and could be deployed on any computer with the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine installed would violate LabVIEW's license agreement.


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