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Distributing Custom Devices

Last Modified: June 10, 2021

Package a custom device to manually distribute it to VeriStand.

Before you begin, you must build the custom device.

For information on building installers, refer to the LabVIEW Help.

  1. On your development machine, create a top-level directory to contain the custom device files.
  2. Within the new directory, create two sub-directories and label them Build and Source.
  3. Copy the source distributions you built from the custom device project into the Build directory. Include both the LLBs and the Custom Device XML file.
  4. Copy the LabVIEW project you used to create the custom device into the Source directory, along with any supporting files and dependencies.
  5. On the same level as the Build and Source directories, create a readme file that includes any instructions an operator needs to install, license, use, and/or modify the custom device.
  6. Create a ZIP file from the top-level directory.
You now can distribute the custom device ZIP file to any operator using a corresponding version of VeriStand. The operator can add the custom device to VeriStand by copying the contents of the Build directory into the <Common Data>\Custom Devices directory or, for timing and sync devices, the <Common Data>\Timing and Sync directory on their host computer. VeriStand parses these directories for custom devices when it launches.

The path to the shared directory varies based on your operating system.

To enable an operator with LabVIEW access to modify and rebuild the custom device, you can provide the files in the Source directory.

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