Get VI:Version Method

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: Get VI Version

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Application Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Returns the LabVIEW file format version of the VI. The file format version of the VI might be different from the version of LabVIEW in which the VI was last saved. For example, if you use LabVIEW 9.0.1 to save a VI, the VI has a file format version of 9.0.

To obtain the version of LabVIEW in which the VI was last saved, use the Get VI:Editor Version method.

LabVIEW does not open the VI when retrieving the version information. If you specify a path to a file that is not a VI, LabVIEW returns error 6559.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
VI PathNoPath to the VI whose version you want to get.
Version NumberNoVersion number of the VI wired into VI Path.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Remote access allowedYes


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