Which Version of LabVIEW Am I Using?

Updated Mar 7, 2019

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • LabVIEW
  • NI License Manager

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

How do I determine which version of LabVIEW am I using? I am unsure if I should have access to version specific features and I need to know the version of LabVIEW I have access to.


There are several ways you can determine which version and development system you currently have on your computer.

License Manager:

  • Navigate to NI License Manager by going to Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager.
  • The version of LabVIEW will be listed in the tree under Local Licenses.
  • The development system can be found by expanding the tree under the version of LabVIEW that you have, and then expanding the tree under Development System.
  • A full green box will indicate which development system that is active on your computer.


Splash Screen:

  • While in LabVIEW environment, select Help»About LabVIEW.
  • The pop-up box that appears contains the version number and development system information.


  • Select a Property Node on the Functions»Application Control palette
  • Place it on the block diagram and do not connect anything to it.
  • Right-click the Property Node and select Properties»Application»Version Number.
  • Right-click the Property Node again and select Create»Indicator. This returns the version of LabVIEW you are currently working with.

Windows Registry:

  • Go to Start»Run and type regedit.
  • In the file tree, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE»Software»National Instruments»LabVIEW.
  • Select the appropriate version of LabVIEW.
  • Two registry keys in the right column called Type and Version display your version of LabVIEW under the Data column. Type will either be Base, Full, or Pro.


Windows Explorer:

To determine which revision of LabVIEW you have installed, navigate to the LabVIEW directory and go to Properties»Version for LabVIEW.exe.


Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX):

  • Open Measurement & Automation Explorer(MAX).
  • Expand the Software parent by clicking the plus sign as show in the picture below