I Can't See Whether My LabWindows™/CVI™ Source Files Need Compiling

Updated Mar 10, 2020

Issue Details

  • I recently upgraded LabWindows/CVI. Now, I can't see whether my files need compiling because they're no longer red/pink in colour.
  • I have LabWindows/CVI 2013 or newer. Why are my source files no longer flagged as red/pink when they need to be compiled?
  • In a previous version of LabWindows/CVI, there was a feature that showed which files in the work space explorer needed compiling. Is this feature available in newer versions?


From LabWindows/CVI 2013 and newer, the feature that highlights a file as pink/red, to indicate that compilation is required, has been removed.

This is because the compiler is no longer a part of the environment. In LabWindows/CVI 2012 and older, the software has direct access to the compiler's data structures, which makes retrieval of data possible without any loss of performance or additional operations.