Getting Started Window

LabVIEW 2018 Help

Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Use the Getting Started window to create new projects from templates and sample projects or to open existing LabVIEW files as soon as you open LabVIEW. You also can access resources to expand the capability of LabVIEW and information to help you learn about LabVIEW.

The Getting Started window disappears when you open an existing file or create a new file, and reappears when you close all open front panels and block diagrams. You can display the window by selecting View»Getting Started Window.

You can configure LabVIEW to open a new, blank VI on launch instead of displaying the Getting Started window.

  • Search—Use this application-wide search capability to search the help system. (Windows) The search box also returns results from In localized versions of LabVIEW, the search might return results in the local language and in English.
  • Create Project—Opens the Create Project dialog box, which you can use to create a new project from a template or sample project. The field below the Create Project button lists the templates and sample projects you recently selected.
  • Open Existing—Opens a dialog box that allows you to navigate to and select a LabVIEW file. The field below the Open Existing buttons lists the files you recently opened.
    Tip  To ensure that the items always appear on the lists below the Create Project and Open Existing buttons, you can pin items you commonly use . To pin an item, place the cursor over the item and click the pin icon that appears beside the item.
  • LabVIEW News—Displays news and information from National Instruments.


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