.VI File Extension

Virtual Instrument

Files with the .vi extension are compatible with LabVIEW, National Instruments software. VI stands for Virtual Instrument. LabVIEW has a visual programming platform to analyze data. The .vi file store...

General Information

Title VI File Extension
Extension .vi
Full Form Virtual Instrument
File Type LabVIEW Program File
Developer National Instruments
MIME Type application/labview-vi

File Function

Primary Function Visual programming
Additional Functions Data acquisition, Instrument control
Features Graphical code, Modular

File Characteristics

Quality High-level
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Engineering Yes
Scientific Research Yes
Industrial Automation Yes
Education Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Regular updates, Safe programming

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1986
Latest Version LabVIEW 2020

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ctl, .lvlib, .lvproj

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
LabVIEW Commercial Windows, Mac, Linux
LabVIEW NXG Commercial Windows