Set Position of Application Window On Monitors with Different Resolutions

Updated Oct 18, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full

Issue Details

I am building a stand-alone application(EXE) to run on other computers/different systems that have different number of monitors and different resolution monitors. I want the window to be centered and visible on all of these monitors. How can I achieve this?

Solution

You can set the run-time position for a given VI or EXE to be centered or set to another position by going to File>>VI Properties>>Category: Window Run-Time Position. The position of the window can be set in the Position drop-down window as shown in the Figure 1 below.
 

Figure 1. VI properties Window Run-Time Position

If your development monitor has greater resolution than your deployment monitors, you may also need to scale your window. You can scale your window by going to File>>VI Properties>>Category: Window Size and checking both Maintain proportions of window for different monitor resolutions and Scale all objects on front panel as the window resizes as shown in the Figure 2 below.
 

Figure 2. VI properties Window Size
 
The option of Maintain proportions of window for different monitor resolutions will scale the window but not the items on the front panel. This may result in items on the front panel becoming hidden or requiring the user to scroll around the front panel to find controls and indicators. In order to scale the items on the front panel, Scale all objects on front panel as the window resizes also needs to be checked.
 

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