LabVIEW Environment Overview

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The LabVIEW Integrated Development Environment (IDE) consists of multiple open windows for the different components. This is reminiscent of its initial programming for Apple Macintosh. Many other applications written originally for Apple and then made for Microsoft Windows follows the same UI architecture (i.e. Adobe Photoshop).

However, the LabVIEW NXG IDE provides a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) where separate panes or tabs exist for the different components but in one window. In LabVIEW NXG many of the panes or tabs can be docked or undocked to create multiple open windows.

LabVIEW Main Windows

The main windows are:

Navigating between these main windows can be done by shortcuts:

LabVIEW Secondary Windows

Secondary windows from the View menu (or through alternative methods in parentheses) include:

LabVIEW NXG Window Components

  • Project Pane
  • Editor Pane
    • Front Panel Tab
    • Block Diagram Tab
    • Icon Tab
  • Properties Pane