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Abort.vi v1.0.0

Copyright @ 2009, Jim Carmody

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Author: Jim Carmody

LAVA name: jcarmody

Contact Info: Contact via PM on www.lavag.org

LabVIEW version:

Created and tested with LabVIEW 8.2


LabVIEW 8.2 or higher


Sometimes it happens that you're running a modal VI, you can't stop it and the only option you have to recover is to kill the LabVIEW process and start over.  Running this VI will present a list (on top of your other modal VI) of all VIs running in all contexts (except NI.* and JKI.*). Select the one giving you trouble and this VI will abort it.  Keep this VI handy and you'll never be stuck again.


*NOTE* This VI needs to be set to "Run when opened"; I purposely didn't set it for submission here because I think it's impolite.  Take a look at the Block Diagram, satisfy yourself that it's safe (here be dragons, rusty nails and all), set the execution to run when opened, put the VI where it'll be handy and commence developing code secure in the knowledge that a UI mistake won't lock your LabVIEW process.

Known Issues:



This program was inspired by this thread in the NI forum.

Change Log:

v1.0.0: Initial release of the code.




If you have any problems with this code or want to suggest features:

please go to www.lavag.org and Navigate to

LAVA > Resources > Code Repository (Certified) and

search for the "Abort.vi" support page.


This code was downloaded from the LAVA Code Repository found at www.lavag.org

What's New in Version 12/23/2009 01:00 AM   See changelog


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