How to Check if a Standalone LabVIEW Application is Running

Updated Mar 6, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have a standalone LabVIEW application that I have built as an .exe. In another VI or .exe, I want to check if the application is already running. How can I do this?


The easiest way to do this is by enabling VI server support in the LabVIEW Executable. This will allow you to use a VI reference to the executable. Once this has been enabled, you can use the same steps as you would to programmatically check if a VI is running.