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Use the I/O controls on the I/O and Classic I/O palettes with the functions for acquiring data, sharing data between applications, and controlling instruments. You can use the I/O controls to specify the instrument or device resource you want to communicate with.
|Note (Windows) LabVIEW supports NI-DAQmx and the DAQ Assistant. (Linux) LabVIEW supports NI-DAQmx but not the DAQ Assistant. (macOS) LabVIEW supports NI-DAQmx Base but not the DAQ Assistant.|
After you select an I/O control, configure it for use with the I/O VIs that communicate with the device or instrument.
|Note Many I/O name controls are available on all platforms. You can develop I/O VIs on any platform that can communicate with devices that are platform-specific. However, if you try to run a VI with a platform-specific I/O control on a platform that does not support that device, you will receive an error.|
Some of the controls allow you to select multiple defined names. Use the Operating tool to click the control, select Browse from the pull-down menu, and press the <Ctrl> key. (macOS) Press the <Option> key. (Linux) Press the <Alt> key.
Refer to the respective toolkit, module, or driver documentation for more information about LabVIEW add-ons.