Use projects to group together LabVIEW files and files not specific to LabVIEW, deploy or download files to targets, create build specifications, and manage large applications. When you create and save a project, LabVIEW creates a project file (.lvproj), which includes references to files in the project, configuration information, deployment information, build information, and so on. Use source control in LabVIEW to share files and projects among multiple users.
You must use a project to build stand-alone applications and shared libraries. You also must use a project to work with a Windows Embedded Standard, RT, FPGA, or Touch Panel target. Refer to the specific module documentation for more information about using projects with these targets.
If you are using a project with an NI device driver, refer to the specific driver documentation for more information about using projects with drivers.
Refer to the labview\examples\project directory for examples of managing a LabVIEW project.