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Content and Communities for LabVIEW Application Development

by Active Participant Christian_L ‎04-07-2016 10:10 AM - edited ‎01-30-2017 10:51 AM

General LabVIEW Development Resources


LabVIEW Development Best Practices (Large Applications) Community


Collection of guidelines, tools and best practices for designing and developing large LabVIEW applications and managing the software engineering process.


LabVIEW Object Oriented Programming Resource Directory


Advanced Application Development with LabVIEW / Software Engineering with LabVIEW  /


Collection of white papers, tutorials and training content for advanced application development and SW engineering with LabVIEW.


Using Custom Templates and Sample Projects to Develop LabVIEW Projects


Abstraction Distraction


Working group dedicated to the art of creating abstraction designs and tools for test and measurement applications.


Actor Framework


This community supports the Actor Framework with backports to earlier LabVIEW versions, debugging tools, discussions of issues, and proposals for future enhancements of the framework.


LabVIEW Tools Network Developer Center


The Add-on Dev Center contains detailed technical content for developing LabVIEW add-ons. Managed by the LabVIEW Tools Network.


Scalable Design Patterns in LabVIEW


LabVIEW Center of Excellence


Best practices and proficiency content intended for large LabVIEW development groups


User Group Resource Center


Learning content for LabVIEW user groups


Reference Design Portal Community


Collection of Reference Designs and Reuse Code (libraries, components, templates, application frameworks, etc.) that are useful in the development of applications and systems.


Hidden Gems in vi.lib


Useful VIs that ship with LabVIEW, but are not fully documented and supported by NI.


LabVIEW Shortcut Menu Plug-Ins


Share and discuss the shortcut plug-ins made possible with LabVIEW 2015 and later.


Unit Testing Group


Discuss tools and methods to perform unit tests on our LabVIEW code and show the benefits from doing so.

Specific Development Tools and Modules


LabVIEW Developers Guides 


LabVIEW High-Performance FPGA Developer's Guide

LabVIEW for CompactRIO Developer's Guide

Test Management Software Developers Guide


LabVIEW VI Analyzer


Discussions on ways to use and improve the VI Analyzer, plus many new tests for VI Analyzer.


LabVIEW Quickdrop


Discussions on ways to use and improve the Quick Drop feature of LabVIEW.


LabVIEW User Interface (UI) Interest Community


Discussion and sharing of anything related to the LabVIEW front panel and user interface, including custom control themes, XControls, best practices and templates.


LabVIEW Real-Time Developers Community


Discusssion and sharing for LabVIEW Real-Time specific topics. 

 Other Resources


LabVIEW Makerhub

LabVIEW MakerHub is a community designed to inspire, enable, challenge, and support makers using LabVIEW.


LabVIEW Architects Forum


Providing a forum to exchange ideas on advanced LabVIEW topics. All are welcome, but Certified LabVIEW Architects and Developers, and those working at that level, will benefit most from participating.


LabVIEW Blogs

Eyes on VIs -
Not a Tame Lion -
LabVIEW Craftsmen -
Software Engineering for LabVIEW -
VI High (LabVIEW Training Video Blog) -

Delacor Blog and Content -



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