Identification

The Identification dialog shows the information you entered on the New Project dialog when you created your starter application.

You can change an appís Name, ID and Version number, but not the Prefix.

Displaying the Application Version

By default, when an application starts, the application's name and version are stored in the application object property cAppTitle. The contents of cAppTitle are displayed:

∑       In the caption of the application window;

∑       In error message forms; and

∑       In the copyright notice displayed in the application window.

Tip Ė lIncludeVersionInTitle: You can turn off the display of the version number. If the application object property lIncludeVersionInTitle is .T. (the default), cAppTitle contains both the application name and version. If you change the value of lIncludeVersionInTitle to .F., cAppTitle contains only the application name, and only the application name will be displayed.

Tip: To turn off the version number display, set the lIncludeVersionInTitle property of the projectís application class (ProApp in the PROAPP.VCX file in the projectís home directory) to .F. If you want to turn off the version number display in all your applications, set the lIncludeVersionInTitle property to .F. in the DEVApp class in DEVAPP.VCX. Be sure to Build the application after changing this property.

When might you want to turn off the display of the version number? We decided to do it in VPME itself so that when we captured screens for documentation, they would not look outdated the next time we released a new version. We noticed that few software products display the version number prominently.

Note: The About dialog reached from an application's Help menu continues to display the version number even if you set lIncludeVersionInTitle to .F.. We reasoned that the version number must always be displayed somewhere in an application, and the About dialog was the appropriate place.

 

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