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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.
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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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