This file contains important information about the LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit for Windows, including system requirements, installation instructions, new features, and known issues.
The Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit for Windows captures execution data from LabVIEW applications running on the desktop. The toolkit displays the data it captures, called trace data, as events in a table pane that you can browse, save, or export to a text file. For each execution event, the table pane displays the type of event, the time the event occurs, the VI in which the event occurs, and any additional details that are available. Use trace data to debug and optimize large LabVIEW applications, including those with multiple loops, client-server architectures, dynamically loaded VIs, and so on.
In addition to the system requirements for the LabVIEW Development System, the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit has the following requirements:
Note The LabVIEW 2016 Professional Development System license activates the LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit.
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW.
The Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit supports the following operating systems:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit—using the LabVIEW 2016 Platform media. Refer to the LabVIEW Installation Guide on the LabVIEW Platform media for installation instructions and system requirements.
To request additional LabVIEW Platform media, refer to the NI website.
You also can install the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit using the LabVIEW 2016 (64-bit) media, which includes limited support for 64-bit modules and toolkits. To request the LabVIEW 2016 (64-bit) media, refer to the NI website.
Note If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
With this release, the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit for Windows drops support for Microsoft Windows 7 RTM (with no service pack), Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit and later will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use the LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing the LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit, 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.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
The LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit adds support for LabVIEW 2016 (64-bit).
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW 2016 Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit.
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible from Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. Navigate to the Toolkits and Modules»Desktop Execution Trace folder to access the examples. You also can find the examples for the Desktop Execution Trace Toolkit in the labview\examples\Desktop Execution Trace directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
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