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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:

 

taskbar.png

 

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

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Active Participant Neil.Pate
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Cool,

 

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

Knight of NI Knight of NI
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NRP,

 

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

Proven Zealot
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yup nice point.
Member A-T-R
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Active Participant Jim_Kring Active Participant
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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/