Location of ANSI C NI-DAQmx Shipping Examples and DAQmx Library File for Windows
Hardware: Multifunction DAQ (MIO)
Where are the ANSI C NI-DAQmx shipping examples and the DAQmx library file located on a Windows computer?
The ANSI C NI-DAQmx shipping examples can be found by browsing to the following locations:
NI-DAQmx 8.3 and Earlier
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\NI-DAQ\Examples\DAQmx ANSI C
NI-DAQmx 8.5 and Later
With the NI-DAQmx 8.5 release, the example location was changed to:
Windows XP and Earlier:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\National Instruments\NI-DAQ\Examples\DAQmx ANSI C
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\NI-DAQ\Examples\DAQmx ANSI C
Note: The NI-DAQmx 8.5 or later path is correct; however, if you are browsing to the directory, the Documents folder may be called Shared Documents.
The types of examples include:
For more information about the DAQmx C function calls, please refer to the DAQmx C Reference Help document. This can be found by going to Start » Programs » National Instruments » NI-DAQ » Text-Based Code Support.
The NI-DAQmx Library file NIDAQmx.lib can be found here:
(x86): <Program Files>\National Instruments\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib32\msvc
(x64): <Program Files>\National Instruments\Shared\ExternalCompilerSupport\C\lib64\msvc
If you do not have the files in that location, be sure you selected ANSI C support as an item to install when installing NI-DAQmx as shown in Figure1.
Figure1. Custom Installation of NI-DAQmx with ANSI C Support selected.
Product Manuals: DAQmx C Reference Help Document
KnowledgeBase 34SGGQ7U: Installing NI-DAQmx Examples for LabWindows/CVI
KnowledgeBase 34JG497U: NI-DAQmx Shipping Examples in LabWindows/CVI
Report Date: 03/01/2006
Last Updated: 04/11/2014
Document ID: 3V09OJNY