How To Hide Toolbar in a VI

Updated Sep 22, 2021



  • LabVIEW

I would like to hide the VI toolbar of a running VI statically or  programmatically.

You can achieve this in two ways:
  • Manually:
  1. Create a new VI, or open an existing VI.
  2. Browse to File>>VI Properties.
  3. Under the Category drop-down menu, select Window Appearance.
  4. Click the Customize button.
  5. Uncheck the Show toolbar when running option.
  6. Click the OK button.
Toolbar Visibility Uncheck.png
  • Programmatically:
  1. Take Current VI's Path function.
  2. Connect it to the Open VI Reference.
  3. Take Property Node function.
  4. Once the Property Node is wired to the Open VI Reference function, left-click on the property and select Tool Bar>>Visible.
  5. Set the property to Write and connect it to a False Constant.
Toolbar Visibility 2020.png