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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

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
Commplementary angles
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
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algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
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Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
I'm not good at math so would you help me
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
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what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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