Example Code

Command Line Options in LabVIEW Executables

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This example shows how to use the command line option with a LabVIEW executable (i.e., built applications). You can have the executable run in different ways, depending on the arguments given in the command line.

The example.zip file includes a readme file that describes the workings of the program in more detail.

For more information on using command-line arguments with LabVIEW, see the links below.

NOTE: In LabVIEW 7.0, when you launch LabVIEW or a stand-alone application from the command line, you can pass user-defined arguments. In the command line, enter two hyphens (--) surrounded by spaces before the set of user-defined arguments. LabVIEW does not use any arguments after the two hyphens to launch labview.exe. LabVIEW passes the arguments after the two hyphens to the block diagram of the VI you launch. In the VI you launch, use the Application:Command Line Arguments property to read the user-defined command-line arguments passed when the executable launches. Visit the Upgrade Advisor (linked below) to upgrade LabVIEW.

Refer to the LabVIEW 7.0 Upgrade Notes (linked below) for more information about using command-line arguments in LabVIEW. You also can access the LabVIEW 7.0 Upgrade Notes in LabVIEW by selecting Help»Search the LabVIEW Bookshelf.

Related Links:
Product Manuals: LabVIEW 7.0 Upgrade Notes

Example code from the Example Code Exchange in the NI Community is licensed with the MIT license.