With this modified and new VIs, the VI documentation can be edited in a separate tab page in the Icon Editor. I hope this will motivate writing documentation for your VIs.
If this does not work do the Installation for Development (see below)
Installation for Development
Initial discussion and discussing development: Suggestion: Edit Documentation form Icon Editor
Original Idea in LabVIEW Idea Exchange: Icon Editor with VI Documentation
I am the orignal poster for the idea exchange idea. I am excited someone else is intersted in this. I looked at doing this myself but didn't have any time to work no it currently. I did try downloading you code but it seems like "lv_doc_edit.lvlib" is missing from the zip. I would also like to help you make a compiled version of the icon editor for easier installation.
Let me know when you get that file added to the zip.
The lv_doc_edit.lvlib is included now.
As the best method for distributing I see a VIPM package. But I do not known how to build one which replaces NI VIs. (And undoes this changes when being removed.)
Changes in V2:
Correct tab page is shown or hidden
Instruction for normal installation is corrected,
packed version for normal installation will follow when I know how to append a 2nd document
changed source files:
added changed file "ShowLayersPalette.vi"
Has this (very useful) idea been incorporated into more recent versions of the Icon Editor? I notice that there are Source Distributions for Icon Editor 2013, 2014, and 2015 (and, soon, 2016?) -- have these incorporated the Documentation Edit feature? If not, how difficult would it be to "port forward"? [I fear to examine the code too closely ...]
This feature has not been added to any current versions of LabVIEW as of
2015. I do believe this could be added to any of them but I have not tried
recently as we are using a different documentation tool now.