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LabWindows/CVI Visual Studio Wizards Do Not Work with Visual Studio Express Editions

Updated Oct 18, 2018

Reported In


  • LabWindows/CVI

Programming Language

  • C++
  • C

Issue Details

I have Visual Studio Express Edition and LabWindows/CVI. Can I install and use the LabWindows/CVI Conversion Wizard to quickly convert my CVI project into a Visual Studio project?


The Visual Studio Express products provide a subset of the functionality that is available in the other versions of Visual Studio.  In particular, Express products do not support 3rd party macros, add-ins or packages. Therefore, you will not be able install the CVI Conversion Wizard or the CVI Application Wizard for use with Visual Studio Express products.  Refer to the following MSDN document for more information on the comparisons of the Visual Studio 2005 product line, as an example. 

On the other hand, you can still use your LabWindows/CVI project files in Visual Studio by following the steps outlined in LabWindows/CVI Help under the Using LabWindows/CVI Libraries in External Compilers  topic.


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