How Can I Create a VI Snippet for an Older Version of LabVIEW?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have LabVIEW 2017 installed but need to create a VI snippet for version 2015. How can I do that?


There is a Third-Party Add-On for LabVIEW that you can use to achieve this functionality: the Code Capture Tool from LAVA.
  1. After installation you find it in LabVIEW's menu located at Tools»LAVA»Code Capture Tool...:
  1. Click the Configure Snippet icon the get to the dialog allowing setting the LabVIEW version of the snippet:

  1. There you can set the desired version in the Version drop down menu:

Additional Information

VI snippet PNG files include metadata that allows LabVIEW to rebuild the code.


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