VI Name Property

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Part Number: 371361R-01
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Short Name: Name

Requires: Base Development System

Class: VI Properties

To Use: Create a property.

Name of the VI file. If a LabVIEW project library owns the VI, the property returns the qualified name of the VI, which includes the project library filename.

Note  To obtain only the VI filename, use the VI Path property, which returns the path to the VI. Then use the Strip Path function.

You can write this property only if the VI has not been saved to disk.


The following table lists the characteristics of this property.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read Only)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningNo
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleNo
Available with control VIsYes
Available with global VIsYes
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsYes


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