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Set Icon Quick Drop

I would like to share with You my Set Icon quick drop. In the attachment, you can find the zip folder containing the whole project. The quick drop VI is named Set Icon.vi. In the attachment, you can also find Distribute.vi which should copy all the necessary files in the appropriate places (basically install this plugin). All files are in LabVIEW 2017.

 

The purpose of this plugin is to provide the fast way for creating VI icon containing VI name (in default mode). I prepared a custom font for this quick drop. Most of the characters are 4x5 pixels and some are even smaller so it is possible to squeeze in more text in the VI icon frame (I was unable to fit only 4 characters in 4x5 rectangle, these are: #, &, @ and ~). The font looks like this:

Font.jpg

 

This quick drop allows customization thanks to switches. Open any VI, press Ctrl+Space, type -? and press Ctrl+N to see Help Window:

Help.png

 

As you can see above, you can set VI name as icon text by default, but you can also set the text of your choice, with -n switch. You can also set separate header text with -h switch. In the example, when typing "-h head -n main text -c db" in the quick drop combo box, you will create a new icon which looks like this:

Icon.png

 

If you like the idea, please experiment with it and report bugs or suggest improvements.

Enjoy!

Michał Bieńkowski
CLA, CTA
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