LabVIEW is forward compatible, meaning that you are able to open VIs from previous versions of LabVIEW in more recent versions. Upgrading to later versions of LabVIEW allows code reuse while also integrating the latest improvements.
This tutorial walks you through how to upgrade your LabVIEW files to a newer version of LabVIEW.
Before upgrading your LabVIEW code to newer versions, take the following into account:
When upgrading code, there is no guarantee that LabVIEW code will run properly without editing.
If your LabVIEW files utilize APIs from LabVIEW modules, note that LabVIEW Modules are only compatible with the version they are built for. For more information about compatibility, review the readme file of each module.
Please search and check the upgrade notes of the LabVIEW version you are trying to upgrade to for more information.
If you are upgrading code that was created before LabVIEW 6.0, see the Note on Upgrading from Legacy Versions of LabVIEW section below
If you are in the process of upgrading your system and would like to ensure compatibility of your new software version with your existing hardware or OS, contact Sales by calling the number associated with Purchase and Quote on the NI - Contact Us