1. Evaluating LabVIEW Web UI Builder
A user who creates a free NI Hosted Services account can develop and debug applications with LabVIEW Web UI Builder that execute inside the editor without purchasing a license. This enables users to fully explore the capabilities of the software prior to purchasing a license to build and deploy standalone applications.
During this evaluation period, which has no time limit, users can develop complete applications, including custom user interfaces, block diagram logic, and communication with both LabVIEW and non-LabVIEW web services. While evaluating LabVIEW Web UI Builder, users can also save their projects and retrieve them later to continue developing.
However, a license is required to build and deploy a standalone thin client application that no longer requires the editor. The Build & Deploy Project button in the editor ribbon displays an error glyph if a user does not have a license to build and deploy an application.
2. Purchasing a License to Build and Deploy
When a customer purchases a LabVIEW Web UI Builder development license to build and deploy standalone web applications, the customer can then create an unlimited number of web applications. Unlike other NI products like LabVIEW Touch Panel Module or Remote Front Panels, there are no run-time or connection-based licensing costs associated with the applications users create with LabVIEW Web UI Builder.
LabVIEW Web UI Builder development licenses are sold as one-year subscriptions which must be renewed for continued access to the build and deploy feature. The cost of the renewal is 20% of the original cost of the license. A license is tied to one individual NI Hosted Services user account and can only be accessed by the user who activates the license.
Licenses are activated through the NI Hosted Services User Portal. Once a license to build and deploy web applications is tied to a particular user account, the feature is available the next time the user logs into the editor.
If you are interested in purchasing a LabVIEW Web UI Builder Build license, contact your local National Instruments Technical Sales Representative for a quote. Trial licenses are also available by request.