This file contains important information about VirtualBench 19.0, including any system requirements and supported devices for the application and the driver software. VirtualBench 19.0 adds support for LabVIEW 2019.
VirtualBench supports the following operating systems:
The following table lists the NI application software versions, including service packs, supported by VirtualBench.
|NI Application Software||Versions Supported by VirtualBench|
|LabVIEW||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
The following table lists the programming languages and Microsoft Visual Studio versions supported by this version of VirtualBench.
|Programming Language||Visual Studio Versions Supported by VirtualBench|
|ANSI C||2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2015|
With this release, VirtualBench drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. VirtualBench 19.0 and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use VirtualBench 19.0 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing VirtualBench 19.0, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
This version of VirtualBench adds support for LabVIEW 2019.
Note For additional information on features in Windows versus iOS, refer to the VirtualBench Features for Windows Application and iPad App. For more information on what has changed with each firmware update, refer to the VirtualBench Firmware Release Notes.
The following devices are supported in VirtualBench:
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Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
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