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Making Icons with an external program?

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Hi all.

I am getting thoroughly sick of the Labview icon editor. Does anyone have a nice workflow for using something like Photoshop or Affinity Designer to design icons?

Thanks

Andrew

 

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Hi Andrew,

 

drap&drop a picture file onto the VI icon…

(Works best when the picture is of size 32×32 pixels.)

Best regards,
GerdW


using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO
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Really? It's that simple? Thanks Gerd.
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Yes.

Has been this way since years… 😄

Best regards,
GerdW


using LV2016/2019/2021 on Win10/11+cRIO
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You think this editor sucks?  You should try the classic icon editor.  No layers, no glyph library, no transparency on layers, no terminal view, and a bunch of other things.  Back then there was a couple 3rd party icon editor for LabVIEW, like this one, or this one.  In general these editors will have similar functionality to the editor you are familiar with.  The newer editor (the one you are using) is also partially open source and you might be able to find the LabVIEW source and add any functionality you want.  Just be sure and back up the source first.  But I agree that at times it is easier to bring in an icon from something external, and pasting or importing works well enough.

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I often drop a stash of icons from fatcow,  http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons , in the glyph folder (~\Documents\LabVIEW Data\Glyphs), I then delete the bin file in this folder, while LabVIEW is closed. This causes LabVIEW to re-index all of the icons in the LabVIEW Data folder allowing one to have a bunch of icons that are searchable. They are the perfect size too, 32 and 16.
Cheers,
mcduff
 
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@mcduff wrote:
I often drop a stash of icons from fatcow,  http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons , in the glyph folder (~\Documents\LabVIEW Data\Glyphs), I then delete the bin file in this folder, while LabVIEW is closed. This causes LabVIEW to re-index all of the icons in the LabVIEW Data folder allowing one to have a bunch of icons that are searchable. They are the perfect size too, 32 and 16.
Cheers,
mcduff
 

Wow! Thanks for that. Brilliant solution.

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