Customize and extend the VeriStand environment with add-ons.
You can use LabVIEW to create various types of custom add-ons and plug-ins.
The following table lists different types of add-ons.
|Type of add-on||Description|
|Installed by another NI product||Purchase software packages that add specialized features to VeriStand. For example, the ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit adds the XCP or CCP Master custom device and workspace controls to VeriStand.|
|Available for download||Download VeriStand Add-ons from NI and the VeriStand community. For example, you can download the Embedded Data Logger and add the custom device to a system definition.|
|User created||Use LabVIEW to create various types of custom add-ons for VeriStand. VeriStand installs a full palette of VeriStand VIs and the VeriStand .NET APIs. You can access both from LabVIEW.|
Certain add-ons require additional LabVIEW modules, toolkits, or features not included with the Base Development System, such as the Application Builder.
The following table lists common add-ons you can develop using LabVIEW and any additional features they require.
|Custom devices||Application Builder1|
|Custom timing and sync devices|
|Custom FPGA configuration files and bitfiles||
|Custom Workspace tools||—|
|Custom Workspace controls and indicators2|
1 The Application Builder is included with the LabVIEW Professional Development System. If you use the LabVIEW Base Development System or Full Development System, you can purchase the Application Builder.
2 For more information on how to use LabVIEW to create custom workspace objects, refer to Creating Custom Workspace Objects for VeriStand.