Activating LabVIEW Application Builder

Updated Nov 24, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module
  • NI License Manager
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

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


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. In NI License Manager, navigate to Local Licenses»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

  • You must have the same versions of LabVIEW and Application Builder. LabVIEW must be installed before you can use Application Builder. 
  • 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, while the other will activate the Application Builder Toolkit. 
  • It may be necessary to wait for 2 to 3 minutes for the activation to go through. It sometimes takes additional time for the system to process and activate your licensing.