06 | Deploying A Startup Executable

This tutorial describes the process of creating a startup executable from a VI and deploying it to run each time the LINX device starts, without the need for connection back to LabVIEW on the desktop.

Prerequisites

Hardware


  • LINX Device that supports deployment such as BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi 2/3.
Parts List

Software

Procedure




  • Open the LabVIEW project created in the previous tutorial.

  • Expand the LINX target (BBB or RPI).

  • Right Build Specifications and choose New┬╗Real-Time Application.

  • Rename the build specification.

  • Click the Source Files section on the left side of the dialog.

  • Under Project Files select the top level VI (Blink.vi in the example) and click the right arrow to add it to Startup VIs.

  • Click OK.

  • Right click the new build specification and choose Build.

  • Click Done.

  • Right click the new build specification and choose Run as Startup.

  • Click Yes to reboot the target.

  • The VI will now run whenever the target is powered on.