Get VI:Editor Version Method

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

Requires: Base Development System

Class: Application Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Returns the version of LabVIEW that last saved the VI. The version of LabVIEW that last saved the VI might be different from the file format version of the VI. 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 file format version of the VI, use the Get VI: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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