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Building and Distributing Applications and Libraries

Last Modified: August 9, 2019

Build your application platform into an executable that you share and run outside the development environment.

An application is a program designed to perform a group of coordinated functions or tasks.

Use an Application document ( .gcomp) to create an application from scratch or from existing code. The Application document contains your source files, such as VIs, menus, text files, and other types of files.

The target that the executable runs on must have the LabVIEW NXG Run-Time Engine installed.

Complete any of the following steps to build and customize your application.
  • Build the application—Create an Application document (.gcomp) to add source files to the document and to build the application into an executable.
  • Create libraries—Use a library to organize source​ files into a single hierarchy of items.
  • Create a package—Build an application into a package or package installer that contains the build configuration and metadata, such as the version, maintainer, and display name.
  • Componentize Applications—Organize code into logical groups, avoid creating duplicate code to save time, and enhance software stability.
  • Run an operation—Execute a predefined set of operations using the command line interface (CLI).
  • Localize strings—Add custom entries to a string file dictionary and use the strings programmatically.

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