Adding Targets to a LabVIEW Project (Windows)

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Edition Date: March 2018
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Use the Add Targets and Devices dialog box to add a target or device to a LabVIEW project. You must use a project to work with a Windows Embedded Standard, RT, FPGA, or Touch Panel target. Refer to the specific module documentation for more information about using projects with these targets.

Note  You must have a module or driver that supports targets installed to display the Add Targets and Devices dialog box.

Right-click the project root and select New»Targets and Devices from the shortcut menu to display the Add Targets and Devices 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.

You can add items under a target. You also can use a target folder to organize one or more targets in your LabVIEW project. To add a target folder to the project, right-click the project root in the Project Explorer window and select New»Target Folder from the shortcut menu. A target folder appears in the Project Explorer window.

Deploying Files to a Target

In the Project Explorer window, open and run a VI under a target to deploy files to the target. LabVIEW creates and deploys file types appropriate for the target, including source files, build files, object code, and hardware configuration files.

Note  If you are working with a Windows Embedded Standard target, you can deploy only a built installer to the target.

Using Palettes with Multiple Targets

LabVIEW loads a separate palette set for each target. If you have VIs open on multiple targets in a LabVIEW project, multiple palette sets exist in memory. When you switch between targets, LabVIEW tries to map each pinned palette to the corresponding palette in the active target. If a pinned palette does not have a corresponding palette, LabVIEW displays the top-level palette for the active target.

To edit the palette set for a specific target, select Tools»Advanced»Edit Palette Set from a VI on the target whose palette set you want to modify.


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