09-05-2008 02:43 PM
Where can you view your activation code for LabVIEW.
I already have it installed, licenced, activated, etc.
I just wanted to find my activation code.
I thought if you were in LabVIEW and pressed
Help >> About LabVIEW
it would show you, but I cannot find it.
09-06-2008 07:50 AM
09-06-2008 11:06 AM
Open the registry editor (start...run...regedit in Win XP) and look for:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\National Instruments\License Manager\Activation Codes
The key names are a little "short", but you should be able to figure out what they mean (e.g. LabVIEW_PDSM_PKG:8.0600 =LabVIEW professional 8.6) Since LabVIEW has reigstry access tools, you could even write a small VI that lists them for you.
09-06-2008 11:37 AM - edited 09-06-2008 11:38 AM
Here's is a very primitive VI (LabVIEW 8.0) that lists the activation codes from the above mentioned location.
(note that you apparently also get the empty default key. You could suppress that with a little bit more code)
09-06-2008 12:36 PM - edited 09-06-2008 12:45 PM
It would be quite trivial to make this into something that would be acessible from e.g. the tools menu in LabVIEW, similar to the code capture tool.
Still it's probably not worth cluttering the menus with something nobody ever uses.
Of course I have no idea how to get the activation keys on a non-windows OS. Anyone?