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This seems ridiculous.  I generated an executable with the installer (2009) and installed it on a pc and everything worked great.  I now tried to install on a 2nd pc and although the N.I. Run Time folders are apparent, I can't find the button to push to get the Run Time running.  Is there a main file that I should be clicking?

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And National Instruments is not listed in the All Programs list.  Perhaps the run time never fully installed?

 

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No such thing as a button to start the run time engine. Does your exe start?

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There is no button to push to run the runtime. The LabVIEW Run-Time is just an engine - it's not an application. Your application is what runs. Did you create an installer for your application? If so, did you include the LabVIEW Run-Time to be installed? If not, then you need to explicitly install the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine on the target machine.

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@ahhah wrote:

This seems ridiculous.  I generated an executable with the installer (2009) and installed it on a pc and everything worked great.  I now tried to install on a 2nd pc and although the N.I. Run Time folders are apparent, I can't find the button to push to get the Run Time running.  Is there a main file that I should be clicking?


Your statement makes little sense, maybe you can clarify it for us. (What are "N.I Run Time folders"? What is the meaning of "apparent"?, etc.)

 

The run-time engine is not something that needs to be started by pressing a button. All you do is run the executable applications, and it will silently and automatically find and use the correct run time engine. Could you show us a screenshot on what you are looking for?

 

(Also, built LabVIEW applications should not show the toolbar with the run button of the development system, because they should run when openend and close when done.)


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Windows says it can't open the file and asks me to select a program from the list.  If the runtime was supposed to be found automatically it didn't find and I'm assuming that the run time didn't load although there are a number of NI folders that did load.

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Is that what you get when you double-click on the .exe file? Did you actually install the LabVIEW Run-Time? Like I said, if you created an installer then you can include it. If not, then you need to explicitly install it. Did you?

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@ahhah wrote:

Windows says it can't open the file and asks me to select a program from the list.  If the runtime was supposed to be found automatically it didn't find and I'm assuming that the run time didn't load although there are a number of NI folders that did load.


This looks like a different problem. Are you really clicking on the executable???

 

If the runtime engine is not installed, clicking the executable will give you a dialog telling you what version of the runtime engine it is looking for. 

 

You get the "open with..." dialog, it means your OS does not have an assigned program to handle files with the given extension of the clicked file. This cannot be true for files ending with *.exe, unless your OS is corrupt. (In this case I recommend a virus scan).

 

Please show is a screenshot of the dialog you get.


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I'm not at the pc anymore or I'd include the screen shots.  The file I clicked after I thought I did the install was a .vi.  Which wasn't visible in the Explorer for some reason.

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A .vi file is NOT able to be used by the Runtime Engine, only a .exe file.

You need LabVIEW developer system to open a .vi file.

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