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I have two projects, for one, I built an exe and it is running great. In the second project, in one of the several Vi's that I have, I call in the code the exe I had created before and if I run the program everything is fine. Then, I built an exe for my second project (the one that includes my first exe), and the problem comes when I run it, all looks good until I reach that part of the program that calls the first exe, it just doesn't load it.


I hope you understand what I exe.pngHere is how I call my first exe of my first project.


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Without knowing anything else, the obvious guess is that your path is wrong. Put a string indicator on the string to path output so you can see what path is being generated at run time.

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Accepted by topic author paco09

Hi Paco,


It is important to understand what the "application directory" gives you when you call it from different application types. This is from the help file:

"Application Directory VI

Returns the path to the directory containing the application.

If you call this VI from a stand-alone application, this VI returns the path to the folder containing the stand-alone application.

If you call this VI from the development environment and the VI is loaded in a LabVIEW project file (.lvproj), this VI returns the path to the folder containing the project file. If the project is not saved, this VI returns <Not a Path>."


The way you are calling it, on your disk your files should look like this:

  • Folder 1
    • Executable1.exe
    • Ejecutable ADQ
      • AdqSiaEpi.exe

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Thank you! The problem was that the AdqSiaEpi.exe file was not in the correct folder.



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