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Viewing Embedded LabVIEW Content in Connexions

By Stephen Kruzick

Introduction

In order to view LabVIEW content embedded in Connexions modules, you must install and enable the LabVIEW 8.0 and 8.5 Local VI Execution Browser Plug-in for Windows. Step-by-step installation instructions are given below. Once installation is complete, the placeholder box at the bottom of this module should display a demo LabVIEW virtual instrument (VI).

Installing the LabVIEW Run-time Engine on Microsoft Windows

  1. Download and install the LabVIEW 8.0 Runtime Engine found at: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/4346.
  2. Download and install the LabVIEW 8.5 Runtime Engine found at: http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/6633.
  3. Dowload the LVBrowserPlugin.ini file from http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/8288, and place it in the My Documents\LabVIEW Data folder. (You may have to create this folder if it doesn't already exist.)
  4. Restart your computer to complete the installation.
  5. The placeholder box at the bottom of this module should now display a demo LabVIEW virtual instrument (VI).

Example Virtual Instrument

Figure 1: Digital filter design LabVIEW virtual instrument from http://cnx.org/content/m13115/latest/.