how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

Post by altenbac » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:10:10


You can password protect the diagram. Look under "VI properties...Security". :)
(Of course you can also e.g. remove the diagram, but then the VI can no longer be ugraded to a newer version)
 
If you have LabVIEW professional or higher (or purchased the application builder seperately), you can also turn your VIs into a standalone application. This has the advantage that you can run it on computers that don't have LabVIEW installed.Message Edited by altenbach on 07-24-2006 11:01 PM
 
 
 

how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

Post by beckth » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:40:10

Hi Johan
 






If you have LabVIEW professional or higher (or purchased the application builder seperately), you can also turn your VIs into a standalone application. This has the advantage that you can run it on computers that don't have LabVIEW installed.


To complete altenbachs point (what is very rarely, as he gives almost perfect answers most of the time), if you build a standalone application you do not need LV to be installed but the runtime engine. Additionally you can create an installer where the rte is included or it is downloadable (I think for free) from NI.
 
 

 
 
 

how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

Post by altenbac » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:40:12


..Additionally you can create an installer where the rte is included or it is downloadable (I think for free) from NI.


Thanks! Yes, the runtime engine is a <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;node=132070_US" target="_blank">free download</a>. The recents versions are quite large, so I usually don't include the runtime with the installer to keep the distribution small.
(The runtime version must match the LabVIEW version used to built the executable. However, you can install as many runtime versions as you need. If the correct runtime version is not installed, it will let you know what version it needs). :D
 
 
 

how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

Post by altenbac » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:40:13


I have Labview 8 Full development system... Does it include theese functions?


No, FDS does not include the application builder. You can however purchase it as an <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ " target="_blank">add-on</a> .
(Look for the section "deployment tools" in the <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #compare" target="_blank">comparison matrix</a> ).
(Of course FDS includes the other mentioned options, such as passwording the diagram). :D
 
 
 
 

how to make final (read-only) version of a *.vi

Post by Johan.sven » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:40:12

Ok, then I know what to do... password.. :smileywink:
 
Great help by the way!