Is there a Labview font somewhere that has characters for broken run arrow, run arrow (when not running), run arrow (during execution), continuous Run, Abort execution, operating tool, positioning tool, labeling tool, wiring tool icons and others?
This font would be loaded into Windows' collection of fonts and be available from the font drop down menu for e.g. writing up instructions in a string control on the front panel to guide non LabVIEW users while refering to different Labview menu icons
Not that I've ever seen. I think they are strictly bitmap images and are never defined as part of a font.
I would suggest taking screenshots of them and turning them into small .bmp's, or better yet, small .png's that you can then embed in your instructions as pictures.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I'm not sure that it's possible to (or how to) embed an image in a string control on the front screen.
I tried to paste a screen captured run arrow icon image into a string control and it stuck to the background of the front panel.
Making the background of the string control transparent and moving it over the pasted icon is a partial solution, until the text becomes too long for the string control and line feeds start moving lines up or the control gets moved around on the front panel.
That's a good work around though.
A complete font would work better for all the various kinds of purely text documentation one may need to make.
[...] A complete font would work better for all the various kinds of purely text documentation one may need to make.
This would require every computer that needs this to have this font installed. It might be a pain unless you include it with your application's installer. And, it's not really "purely text", is it?
Creating such font maybe your only option - but that may violate NI's copyrights, not sure. Please check that with NI officials. Usually graphics/icons are copyright materials so please be careful in how you use them.