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Improving the LV 2009 icon editor

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The new icon editor in LV2009 is written entirely in G and the VIs are shipped without password protection. There are many amendments and additions that the community might want to add. NI would like to collect that feedback and fold any innovations into the next version of the icon editor. The author and maintainer of the icon editor has created a new community on NI.com specifically for the icon editor. Any feedback you have about the editor should be posted there.


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I just released a new version (1.2) with the following changes (Note: See first post in the thread for the new version download link):

Version 1.2:

  • [New Feature] This package does stop the IE if it is running prior to installing it.
  • [New Feature] This package does compiled the IE after installation.
  • [New Feature] This package does backup the existing Icon Editor prior to install the new one.
  • [New Feature] This package does restore the previously installed IE upon un-installation.
  • [New Feature] This package also include the original IE UI in LVroot\resource\plugins\Original lv_icon.vi (rename it to lv_icon.vi to use it).
  • [NI Bug Fixes]
    • 151661 - This change fixes the copy/cut ability of the icon. If a region is selected and/or a layer is selected, copy and cut is enabled.
    • 161032 - No limit on arrow keys moving text
    • 175010 - When moving a selection and changing a layer, the operation is performed on the new layer
    • 179582 - Glyph layer moves after deleting a selection (first edit to the layer)
    • 179799 - If the bottom layer got deleted, the user layers list is not updated properly
    • 179392 - Icon editor open on secondary screen when working with two screens
    • 179000 - Switching the tab doesn't actually unselect the layer
    • 179001 - CTRL - A followed by pressing the delete key doesn't delete all selected layers
    • 179007 - The key binding is messed up. The mirror tool has set <Enter> as the toggle key, whereas the OK button should have <Enter> to set the focus.
    • 179179 - Control activates dropper and not the move tool when pasting an image
    • 180161 - It is possible that multiple icon layers are copied in reverse order and neither template nor text layer are considered at all
    • 182276 - Icon glyphs do not handle standard transparency


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I just released a new version (1.3) with the following changes (Note: See first post in the thread for the new version download link):

Change Log:

Version 1.3:

  • [bug Fix] Selection and glyph drop was broken in the original IE.
  • [bug Fix] If you paste text into an empty line, the icon is not updated.
  • [bug Fix] If you paste text into an non empty line (while the content is selected) the clipboard content is append to the selected existing content (the existing selected content should be wiped out).
  • CAR 182828: Manual User Input always cancels even when ok is pressed.

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