What is LabVIEW runtime engine?

The LabVIEW Run-Time Engine is used to run executables or shared libraries built with the LabVIEW Application Builder. You can create a LabVIEW executable using the LabVIEW Application Builder and run this executable on a machine that has the LabVIEW run-time engine installed.

Is the LabVIEW runtime engine free?

You have needed a run-time engine since LabVIEW 5.1 I think. It is free and must be installed on every computer.

How do I check my LabVIEW runtime engine version?


  1. Open MAX.
  2. In the left-hand panel, expand My System»Software and you will see the list of installed NI software.
  3. Select any one of the LabVIEW RTEs and its version will be displayed in the Attributes tab as shown below.

What is LabVIEW Runtime Edition?

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Where is LabVIEW runtime engine installed?

Additional Information. Once LabVIEW is installed, the Runtime Engine will be located at C:\\National Instruments\Shared\LabVIEW Runtime. The LabVIEW Runtime Engine must be installed on any system where you plan to run executables or shared libraries built with the LabVIEW Application Builder.

Can I run LabVIEW program without LabVIEW?

Solution. You can develop stand-alone applications (executables) that only require the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine to run on systems without LabVIEW installed. This means you should install LabVIEW Run-Time Engine 2011 in order to run your old program.

What is a run-time engine?

Software that must be running in the computer for applications to execute. For example, all programming language interpreters are runtime engines. They convert the program, which is in its original source code or which has been converted into an interim, intermediate language, into machine language.

What is a runtime engine?

Is LabVIEW runtime engine backwards compatible?

Backward Compatibility of the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine LabVIEW 2017 and later supports backward compatibility for the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine. You can load and run binaries and VIs built in older versions of LabVIEW without mass recompiling VIs or rebuilding binaries in the current version of LabVIEW.

What is a runtime version?

A limited version of one program that enables you to run another program. To run a program written in Visual Basic, for example, you need the runtime version of Visual Basic. This allows you to run Visual Basic programs but not to develop them yourself.

What is a runtime platform?

In computer programming, a runtime system or runtime environment is a sub-system that exists both in the computer where a program is created, as well as in the computers where the program is intended to be run.