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Custom Title in PDA Front Panel Title Bar

Hi,
I would like to customize the title in the front panel title bar of my PDA application after the application has loaded. Targeting Windows XP this can be done by using Property: Front Panel Window: Title, which is not supported by the PDA module (8.5).

Does anybody know of any workaround?

Thanks,
Volker
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Hi Volker,

As you know, this feature is not supported.  After quite a bit of searching and experimentation, I couldn't find any workaround, but you may wish to file a product suggestion.

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Eric V
National Instruments
Applications Engineer
Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer


"I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva (NI Applications) Engineer!"
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Eric,
thanks for the reply. It is not very encouraging to hear that the PDA module does not provide me with the flexibility to access certain properties of the front panel. I will follow your link and add some suggestions.

Thanks,
Volker
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Hi Volker,

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.  As you're probably aware, architecting PDA applications is considerably different from architecting Windows XP apps.  PDAs have very limited resources, and are not capable of supporting the LabVIEW runtime engine, so the PDA module must "cut the fat" by compiling the VI to native PDA code and by eliminating any unnecessary features.  There may be other reasons that that feature has not been implemented that I am unaware of, or it may simply be that R&D has not made it a priority.  In either case, filing a product suggestion is the best way to draw attention to it.

Also, FYI, the LabVIEW Help keeps a current list of supported properties and methods:

Supported Properties (PDA Module, Touch Panel Module)
http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/370642E-01/lvpdatpchelp/pda_properties/

Supported Methods (PDA Module, Touch Panel Module)
http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/371944B-01/lvpdatpchelp/pda_methods/
Eric V
National Instruments
Applications Engineer
Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer


"I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a helluva (NI Applications) Engineer!"
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Eric,
you must have read my mind. I was looking for a list of PDA supported properties and methods.


Thanks a lot.
Volker
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