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Include LabVIEW Version Number in Application Icon

Status: Completed
by Trusted Enthusiast on ‎10-13-2009 04:10 PM - last edited on ‎01-09-2012 03:34 PM by Active Participant JordanG

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:




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

Status: Completed

Implemented in LabVIEW 2014

by Active Participant crelf Active Participant
on ‎10-13-2009 04:54 PM
That would be cool, but a quick mouse-over shows the version in a tip strip (well, in Windows it does at least...)
by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎10-13-2009 05:00 PM

Here's what a "quick mouse-over" shows in Windows 7 (and would also show if someone was using default-named shortcuts in XP/Vista):




Not so helpful.  And even if you do have your shortcuts appropriately named, an instantaneous glance at a versioned icon is still faster than a mouse-over.

by Active Participant Neil.Pate
on ‎10-14-2009 10:36 AM

Darren,I know this is not strictly on the topic of your idea, but what does the task bar look like if you have 20+ VIs open (all showing only the first five letters of the lvlib name :-(


I am just jealous you are getting to play with W7 (stuck on XP here...)

by Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎10-14-2009 11:14 AM

The redesigned taskbar in Windows 7 is the #1 reason I am enjoying this new OS.  Here's what it looks like if you have lots of VIs open:





by Active Participant Neil.Pate
on ‎10-14-2009 03:29 PM



now all we need is a differnt icon for FP and BD windows in the list and I will be in development nirvana. 

by Knight of NI Knight of NI
on ‎10-14-2009 07:43 PM



You might want to post that as a new Idea.  I'd kudo it.

by Proven Zealot
on ‎10-15-2009 02:24 AM
yup nice point.
by Knight of NI Knight of NI
on ‎10-22-2009 07:04 AM

Good suggestion Darren.

And I support nrp's suggestion.


by Trusted Enthusiast Trusted Enthusiast
on ‎02-04-2010 05:17 PM
Can I borrow one of your versions? I'd take 2009 please. You seem to have enough Smiley Happy
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