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With many thanks to Rudi Wells for sharing this very cool VBA macro that changes your MicroStation taskbar icon. Now you'll be able to differentiate between V8.1 and V8.5 when they're both running! Way to go!!
Download 239.zip and extract Taskbar_Icons.mvba from the zip file.
Place the mvba in the folder pointed to by MS_VBASEARCHDIRECTORIES.
Extract both of the V8.ico files and place them in the corresponding .../workspace/system/data/ folder of your MicroStation V8.1 and MicroStation V8.5.
Keyin vba load taskbar_icons to load the project, or...
Configure MS_VBAAUTOLOADPROJECTS to automatically load the mvba project upon startup.
Keyin vba run [taskbar_icons]modmain.main to run the macro, or....
Place this keyin on a function key or custom button for quick and easy access.
Take a peek at the clip below...as you can see from my taskbar, it's difficult to see which icon belongs to what version of MicroStation. By running the macro, I can now easily change the icon of MicroStation V8.5!
For those of you who are somewhat daring and creative, you may want to try and build your icons! Just Google on icon builder or something similar.
This program is supplied as is. This program does not come with support. AskInga, Bentley Systems Inc., and the author of the program assumes no liability for damages direct, indirect, or consequential, which may result from the use of this program. Use this program at your own risk.