Activating LabVIEW Application Builder for Versions 8.0 or Newer

Updated Nov 19, 2018

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  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I have purchased and installed the Application Builder Toolkit for LabVIEW. How do I activate it so I can begin using it?


You must have the same versions of LabVIEW and Application Builder. LabVIEW must be installed before you can use application builder. 

Complete the following steps to activate Application Builder:

  1. Install the LabVIEW Development System (Full or Base)
  2. Open the NI License Manager (Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager)
  3. For NI License Manager 3.7 or newer, navigate to Local Licenses»LabVIEW [Version]»Toolkits. If using an older version, navigate to Local Licensing»LabVIEW [Version]»Toolkits
  4. Right-click on Application Builder and choose Activate as shown below.
  5. Use your Application Builder Serial Number to activate. Note that your LabVIEW Serial Number cannot be used to activate the application builder. 

Additional Information

  • LabVIEW Professional Development System has Application Builder included, so no separate activation is required. Activating LabVIEW Professional Development System will activate Application Builder.
  • If you have LabVIEW Full or Base and purchased LabVIEW Application Builder separately, you will have two unique serial numbers. One will activate LabVIEW, the other will activate the Application Builder Toolkit. 


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