Use NI Package Manager to Distribute LabVIEW Custom Toolkit

Updated Oct 27, 2020

Environment

Software

  • NI Package Builder
  • Package Manager
  • JKI VI Package Manager

I would like to use the NI Package Manager to distribute a custom LabVIEW Toolkit that was created for a specific project, how can I do this?

 

  • LabVIEW NXG:

    • Use NIPM for distributing and updating deployed applications. See Distribute Packages Using NI Package Manager for a guide on using NIPM.
       

      Additional Information

      You can use NIPM to distribute LabVIEW 20XX source/development code by creating a Source Distribution build specification and creating a Package build specification that includes the Source Distribution buildspec.  Then, you can configure the Package buildspec to install the Source Distribution to a specific location (e.g. <Program Files>\...\LabVIEW 2017\user.lib\acme). 

      However, the Package buildspec does not include a palette building tool, and the built package will not automatically install to later versions of LabVIEW (e.g. 2018, 2019, 2020).  VIPM does include these capabilities, which is why VIPM is the recommended tool for distributing source/development code for LabVIEW 20XX

      In the future, you will be able to use NIPM to also distribute source/development code.