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This recent idea pushed me to finally suggest something I have been mulling for a while. One of my primary uses for snippets is for custom controls, the code is simply the BD terminal. I customize the snippet to use the FP image so that the thumbnail view of Windoze explorer becomes an effective orginizational tool. Two steps keep this from being a totally fluid process (1) I have to use custom code in a QD/RCF shortcut to create the snippet (2) I have to drag the snippet to the BD, or extract the code using another QD/RCF shortcut. To remedy this I suggest that we add the ability to create snippets from front panel objects. Either limit the selection to a single object and cram the .ctl file into the PNG metadata, or you can simply do the same thing as for BD snippets and put the .vi file in there with only the control terminal(s). The image should be of the control itself, and we should be able to drag and drop to the FP.
Added features: I think that we should be able to drop all snippets on the FP, and I still wish that Select a VI... would allow us to choose snippets, except now Select a Control... should probably as well.