Launching InstrumentStudio from a LabWindows/CVI Application

Updated Nov 20, 2018

Reported In


  • LabWindows/CVI
  • InstrumentStudio

Issue Details

I am wanting to launch InstrumentStudio from LabWindows/CVI. How do I do this?


LabWindows/CVI comes with an example that launches an executable called launchexe. This example can be found here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\CVIXXXX\samples\utility. When launching the InstrumentStudio.exe make sure to enter the full path("C:\Program Files\National Instruments\InstrumentStudio 2018\InstrumentStudio.exe"), or include the path to the executable in your PATH environment variable.

Note: If you using a path remember to put \\ for \, and if you path includes spaces to use \" for " (see example below if you have questions).

Additional Information

If you are wanting to launch a specific project then you will need to do one of two things:
  1. Use the command "-openProject" to open your project. It will look something like this:
  1. You can create a .bat file that opens your project, and all that as your executable.