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Include LabVIEW Version Number in Application Icon

When you develop with multiple LabVIEW versions, it is sometimes difficult to identify which version you're using or launching based on the icon of the LabVIEW EXE:

 

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Here's my Windows 7 taskbar with, among other things, LabVIEW 8.0, 8.5, 8.6, and 2009 icons.  Which one is which?  There are ways to tell, but it sure would be easiest if the version number were overlayed on the icon.  Note the Visual Studio 9.0 icon in the taskbar...I think we should do something very similar with the application icons of future LabVIEW releases.

 

NOTE: The icon should also reflect differences between the 32-bit version of LabVIEW and the 64-bit version of LabVIEW

Darren Nattinger, CLA
LabVIEW Artisan and Nugget Penman
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BOOYAH!

Darren Nattinger, CLA
LabVIEW Artisan and Nugget Penman
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One quick add to this idea:  Please include the 32/64 bit identifier, that would be nice to see at a glance as well.

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Status changed to: In Beta
 
Darren Nattinger, CLA
LabVIEW Artisan and Nugget Penman
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Status changed to: Completed

Implemented in LabVIEW 2014

Darren Nattinger, CLA
LabVIEW Artisan and Nugget Penman
N/A

This one must be really satisfying for you, Darren.  You get to mark your own idea as completed!


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Not only that, but it's also the "top" LabVIEW 2014 feature! Smiley Wink

Darren Nattinger, CLA
LabVIEW Artisan and Nugget Penman
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I'm so gald I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.  I would need an entire new work setup.  Good to see NI R&D can still poke fun at NI Marketing.


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Hi all! I've just released a package to add version icons to LabVIEW 2009 through 2013. http://blog.jki.net/labview/new-labview-tool-lv-2009-2013-icon-version-overlay/
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