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Creating a VI

Last Modified: April 10, 2020

Create a VI (.gvi) in which you can write a program.

  1. In the Navigation pane, click New» VI .
  2. Complete any of the following tasks to accomplish your programming goals:
    • On the diagram, write code that performs your desired task when the program executes.
    • On the panel, build a user interface.
    • On the icon editor, add inputs and outputs to configure the VI as a SubVI. After you save the SubVI, you can add it to the diagram of other VIs.

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Complete the following lessons in software to learn about writing programs:

  • Designing a User Interface
  • Controlling the Behavior of Your VI
After you create a VI, run the VI in the development environment to execute the code. To run the VI outside the development environment, add the VI to an application and build an executable.

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