Add Targets and Devices Dialog Box

LabVIEW 2018 Help


Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Requires: Base Development System (Windows)

Note  You must have a module or driver that supports targets installed to display this dialog box.

In the Project Explorer window, right-click the project root and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu to display this dialog box. If a target in the project supports other targets, you also can right-click the target and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu to add a target under the existing target. For example, if you have an NI PCI device installed on a computer, you can add the device under My Computer.

Use this dialog box to add a target or device to a LabVIEW project. The targets and devices that are available depend on where you display this dialog box from the Project Explorer window. For example, if you select My Computer and display this dialog, this dialog lists only targets and devices that are available on the local computer. If you select another target and display this dialog, this dialog lists targets and devices that are available for the target you selected. If you select the project root and display this dialog, you can add top-level targets that are not contained by other targets, such as My Computer.

Note  (Windows Embedded Standard) LabVIEW returns an error message if a device is not supported. Refer to the LabVIEW Remote Development Target Support Readme for a list of supported Windows Embedded Standard devices and for configuration instructions. For example, you must ensure the version and bitness of LabVIEW Remote Development Target Support on the target matches the version and bitness of the LabVIEW Development System on the host computer.

This dialog box includes the following components:

  • Targets and Devices—Specifies the type of target or device you want to add to the project.
    • Existing target or device—Allows you to display all targets and devices on the local subnet or with a specified address.
      • Discover an existing target(s) or device(s)—Displays all targets and devices on the local subnet. If you do not see a target in the list, check for the following problems:
        • Make sure the target is turned on.
        • Make sure you have server permissions for the target.
        • If the target is not available on the local subnet, try selecting Specify a target or device by IP address and entering an IP address for the target.
      • Specify a target or device by IP address—Displays supported device types. Select a device from the list and enter an IP address for the device to add the device to the project.
    • New target or device—Displays targets and devices that you can create without a physical target or device present.
  • IP address—Specifies the IP address of the device you want to add to the project. This option is available only if you select Specify a target or device by IP address.
  • Targets and Devices—Displays a list of targets to add.
    Note  If a target you want to add conflicts with another target, the Add Targets and Devices dialog box displays the Options column next to the Targets and Devices list. Click the down arrow next to the conflict in the Options column and select from the available options to resolve the conflict. LabVIEW dims the OK button until you resolve all conflicts in the Options column for the selected target.
  • Reduce discovery timeout—Decreases the amount of time it takes to discover devices on the network. This option is available only if you select Discover an existing target(s) or device(s). This option might not discover all devices on the subnet. If you have trouble finding a device, disable this option before performing a hardware discovery.

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