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Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

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  • Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

    Is it possible to remove or replace the Alpha icon in the main Alpha window (not to be confused with the form/layout windows). I tried searching on the forum but nothing stood out. I would like to hide Alpha awareness from the user in my custom app.
    Regards,

    John W.
    www.CustomReportWriters.net

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    Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

    See the documentation - Starting Alpha Five With Command Line Options
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

      Or are you talking about the Splash screen when starting an application?
      Regards
      Keith Hubert
      Alpha Guild Member
      London.
      KHDB Management Systems
      Skype = keith.hubert


      For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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      • #4
        Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

        Thanks Stan for the suggestion, I will go through that reference. I doubt I would have considered looking there.

        Keith I believe it is referred to as the A5 window. It is the one, where the forms (layouts), control panel, etc., are inside of it. There is the Alpha icon at the top left corner and I would like to get rid of it.
        Regards,

        John W.
        www.CustomReportWriters.net

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        • #5
          Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

          You can also go to:

          Tools-> Create Shortcut

          Make sure to look at all of the tabs

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          • #6
            Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

            Allen - I will also look at that. Thanks.
            Regards,

            John W.
            www.CustomReportWriters.net

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            • #7
              Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

              In case others may want to do this, I found the easiest way to get my goal accomplished was to use the shortcut as Allen suggestion.

              Stan - I probably did not have the correct syntax to move it to the autoexec, but I did not want to devote much more time on this since the Allen's shortcut method was doing what I wanted.
              Regards,

              John W.
              www.CustomReportWriters.net

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              • #8
                Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                I don't know who mentioned the autoexec.

                The short cut genie just creates the command line options from your selections rather than having to manually create them. Take a look at the target line in the properties of your new shortcut.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                  It was me that mentioned the autoexec I was thinking I could add those command line calls there as part of the startup file. Apparently that is not possible.
                  Regards,

                  John W.
                  www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                  • #10
                    Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                    You may look here: http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...-run-alpha-app
                    Dave Mason
                    [email protected]
                    Skype is dave.mason46

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                    • #11
                      Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                      Dave

                      Thanks for pointing me to the thread. It got me to thinking that instead of a vb.exe, which is good idea but has overhead, could I simply create an .bat file and launch the app from there. I could add the command line options in it. This has some issues, but if I could resolve them it may be a workable.

                      In the end the desktop shortcut is working, so maybe I should just leave well enough alone.
                      Regards,

                      John W.
                      www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                      • #12
                        Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                        Yes you can, and I believe you can set it up as a .com file if you wish - By the way, the exe terminates itself after launching.


                        There are also some other ways to do that. I did it tis way so one does not see the command line options. I change the alpha5.exe to alda.exe(my company name). I use astrum Installer and can do a lot with that too, but not making a startup file.
                        Last edited by DaveM; 02-11-2013, 05:58 PM.
                        Dave Mason
                        [email protected]
                        Skype is dave.mason46

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                        • #13
                          Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                          Ever had problems keeping the .bmp file used as substitute splash? I like the icon on the desktop, and my custom .bmp for the initializing of the program, but it will stop working every so often, and go back to the alpha 5 splash.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                            Linda,

                            I have never had that problem.
                            Dave Mason
                            [email protected]
                            Skype is dave.mason46

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                            • #15
                              Re: Quick question Is it possible to replace Alpha icon?

                              Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                              I have never had that problem.
                              Me neither. It works reliably for multiple users - daily, for years & years.
                              Peter
                              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                              [email protected]
                              https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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