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Use projects to group together LabVIEW files and non-LabVIEW files, create build specifications, and deploy or download files to targets. When you save a project, LabVIEW creates a project file (.lvproj), which includes references to files in the project, configuration information, build information, deployment information, and so on.
You must use a project to build applications and shared libraries. You also must use a project to work with an RT, FPGA, PDA, Touch Panel, DSP, or embedded 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.
Use the Project Explorer window to create and edit LabVIEW projects. Select FileĽNew Project to display the Project Explorer window. You also can select ProjectĽNew Project or select Empty Project in the New dialog box to display the Project Explorer window.
The Project Explorer window includes the following items by default:
When you add another target to the project, LabVIEW creates an additional item in the Project Explorer window to represent the target. Each target also includes Dependencies and Build Specifications. You can add files under each target .
You can place a VI from the Project Explorer window on the block diagram of another open VI. Select the VI you want to use as a subVI from the Project Explorer window, and drag it to the block diagram of the other VI.