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Icon Editor with VI Documentation

I would simply like to add the VI Documentation to the Icon Editor so that when you create the Icon for a VI you can also edit the documentation at the same time. This might help increase VI documentation overall if it was done at the same time as the icon.

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Nice Idea. I know I'd be more apt to adding a small description if it was part of the Icon Editor.

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When you mouse over a vi icon you can read the documentation. It makes sense if you could edit the documentation when editing the icon.


"I'm sure it's only a glitch, a temporary setback." "You call this a glitch?!"

Actually, you can! We've been using our own home-made icon editor (Link: "Zuehlke IconMaker") in our LabVIEW Projects for several years now. It enables the developer to edit the icon and the VI documentation - which, in fact, is a feature which we use a lot.

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The source of the icon editor is available.

So I posted a modified version here:

as was suggested here:


It is only a first version with limitations (alpha state)! Feel free to improve it.