LabVIEW Application Builder Hangs on "Building Application…"

Updated Mar 29, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2018 SP1 Professional
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

When trying to build an executable with the destination on a network folder, the Application Builder hangs on "Building Application..." as shown in the picture below.

Canceling the operation does not work.


Using specific functions and VIs in your project might lead to the problem described above. In order to solve this issue, please follow these troubleshooting steps:
  • Create a local copy of your project and select a local destination for the build.
  • Copy the subroutine that is causing the hang to a local drive and build the executable.