distributing LLB and shared libraries - making previous versions

distributing LLB and shared libraries - making previous versions

Post by Paulng » Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:10:08


I'm fairly new to labview, so I hope these questions aren't too simple.
 
I have a product that I have designed a set of labview VIs and custom controls for and need to distribute them to customers (CD included with product). I would like only the 5 or 6 VIs that user's need to buld VI applications with our product to appear in the menu,  and the other 10 to 15 VIs be semi-hidden. I would like only the main VI's to appear in the user library function pallette, but would like to have the other VIs accessable a customer wants to custamize it. I think a LLB would be the way to distribute the VIs, but I haven' t found a way to have the LLB only put the desired VIs in the function pallete. My management has also asked for a custion button in the function pallete like I get when I install NI modbus. How is this done. Should we deliver a shared library or LLB? Is there a way to make a setup to install a shared library. Any ideas?
 
Lastly I need to save my VI's for previous labview versions. I only have 8.2 on my machine. I seem to only be able to save back to 8.0, but when I create the LLB it converts the VIs and LLB back to 8.2. Do I need the previous labview versions installed to make a version of the LLB for an older version. We want to go back to at least version 7 for customers that haven't upgraded.
 
Paul