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File and Project Organization in LabVIEW NXG

Last Modified: November 26, 2019

Refer to the following table for best practices for organizing files and projects in LabVIEW NXG.

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Avoid using special characters in file names.


Using special characters in file names can cause compatibility concerns across platforms.

Avoid the following:

  • File separators such as colons, forward slashes, and backward slashes
  • Non-alphabetical and non-numerical symbols, such as the trademark symbol
  • Punctuation marks, such as parentheses, quotation marks, brackets, and operators
  • White space characters, such as tabs and new lines

You can use spaces for most applications.

Make sure your project organization is logical and easy to use.


  • Create a hierarchical structure with easily accessible top-level VIs.
  • Place support VIs in folders within the project and group them to reflect modular components, such as instrument drivers, other drivers, and configuration utilities.
  • Limit the number and the levels of directories you use in a project.

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