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Preparing Your LabVIEW Code for Conversion to LabVIEW NXG

Last Modified: January 24, 2019

Before generating new code using the Code Conversion Utility, prepare the existing source code for conversion by ensuring all dependencies are present and the code is error-free in a supported version of LabVIEW.


You do not need to manually copy or move the source files on disk prior to converting. The Code Conversion Utility does not modify the original source files, but creates a new file containing the converted code.

  1. Open the source code using a supported version of LabVIEW as described in the LabVIEW Life Cycle policy, ensure all dependencies are present, and save the source code.

    LabVIEW reports a dependency error when attempting to open a project with missing dependencies. If you do not resolve a missing dependency in the LabVIEW source code, it is replaced by an empty placeholder node in the converted LabVIEW NXG source code.

  2. If you have never run the code you want to convert on the machine you are using for conversion, mass compile the VIs in your existing project to resolve any broken links caused by stale cache files.

After preparing the existing source code, convert your code using the Code Conversion Utility.

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