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In this section, you will learn about the LabVIEW environment.

When you launch LabVIEW, the navigation dialog box appears that includes introductory material and common commands.

LabVIEW Dialog Box

The LabVIEW dialog box includes the following components:

  • A menu with standard items such as File>>Exit .
  • A set of buttons for creating and opening VIs, configuring data acquisition devices, and finding helpful information.
    • Click the New button to create a new VI. Click the arrow on the New button to choose to open a blank VI or to open the New dialog box.
    • Click the Open button to open an existing VI. Click the arrow on the Open button to open recent files.
    • Click the Configure button to configure your data acquisition devices. Click the arrow on the Configure button to configure LabVIEW.
    • Click the Help button to launch the LabVIEW Help . Click the arrow on the Help button for other Help options, including the NI Example Finder .

Creating and saving a vi

When you click the New button in the LabVIEW dialog box, the New dialog box appears. You also can select File>>New to display this dialog box. When you select a template in the Create new list, previews of the VI appear in the Front panel preview and the Block diagram preview sections, and a description of the template appears in the Description section. shows the New dialog box and the SubVI with Error Handling VI template.

New Dialog Box

Click the OK button to open the template. You also can double-click the name of the template VI in the Create new list to open the template. If no template is available for the task you want to create, you canstart with a blank VI and create a VI to accomplish the specific task. In the LabVIEW dialog box, click the arrow on the New button and select Blank VI from the shortcut menu or press the Ctrl-N keys to open a blank VI.

You also can open a blank VI by selecting Blank VI from the Create new list in the New dialog box or by selecting File>>New VI .


Use the New dialog box to create different components in LabVIEW to help you build an application. Youcan start with a blank VI to write a VI from scratch, or start with a template to simplify the programming. The New dialog box includes the following components:

  • Create new

    Displays templates you can use to start building VIs and other LabVIEW documents. Selectfrom the following templates and click the OK button to start building a VI or other LabVIEW document.
    • Blank vi

      Opens a blank front panel and blank block diagram.
    • Vi from template

      Opens a front panel and block diagram with components you need to builddifferent types of VIs.
    • Other document types

      Opens the tools you use to build other LabVIEW objects.
  • Browse for template

    Displays the Browse dialog box so you can navigate to a VI, control, or template. If you previously have browsedfor and selected a template from this dialog box, use the pull-down menu of the Browse button to select a template to reopen it.
  • Front panel preview

    Displays the front panel for the VI template you selected in the Create new list.
  • Block diagram preview

    Displays the block diagram for the VI template you selected in the Create new list.
  • Description

    Displays a description of the template you selected in the Create new list if the template includes a description.

Questions & Answers

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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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