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Using the Project Explorer Window (myRIO Module)

LabVIEW 2013 for myRIO Module Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 373925A-01

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When creating NI myRIO applications in LabVIEW, you can use projects to group files, deploy or download files to targets, create build specifications, and manage large applications. Use the Project Explorer window to edit LabVIEW projects. The Project Explorer window enables you to manage the targets, VIs, and other support files of a project from one location. Use the Project Explorer window to connect to NI myRIO targets, set target properties, and deploy VIs to targets. To display the Project Explorer window, create a new project. You also can select File»Open Project to open an existing project.

The following figure shows the Project Explorer window when you add an NI myRIO target.

The Project Explorer window includes the following sections:

  • Project root—Contains the host computer and the NI myRIO target you add to the current project. The label on the project root includes the filename for the project. To add more NI myRIO targets to the project, right-click the project root and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu.
    • My Computer—Represents the local, or host computer, as a target in the project.
      • Build Specifications—Includes build configurations for source distributions and other types of builds available in LabVIEW toolkits and modules.
    • RT Target—Represents the NI myRIO RT target you add to the project. VIs and libraries that you add to an RT target appear under the target in the Project Explorer window. Right-click an RT target and select Properties from the shortcut menu to configure the settings of the target.
      • FPGA Target—Represents the FPGA target on the NI myRIO. To add the FPGA target under the RT target, right-click the RT target and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu.
      • Build Specifications—Includes specifications for building source distributions, stand-alone real-time applications, and zip files. If you have the LabVIEW Professional Development System or the Application Builder installed, right-click Build Specifications and select New»Real-Time Application from the shortcut menu to create a build specification that defines how you want to build stand-alone real-time applications.

Related Information

Managing a Project in LabVIEW

Adding RT Targets to a LabVIEW Project

Creating Stand-Alone Real-Time Applications


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