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Name: Mark Balla's Icon Editor V2.4 >= LV2010

Submitter: Mark Balla

Submitted: 19 Oct 2009

Category: LabVIEW IDE

LabVIEW Version: 2010

License Type: BSD (Most common)

Mark Balla Icon editor V2.4

May 2015

Author: Mark Balla

Description:

This is a text based vi icon editor 

The purpose is to help quickly create text base icons.

The editor can be used in place of the standard NI icon editor or as a stand alone vi. see instructions.

Instructions:

 

LV 2010 to LV 2014 Ver 2.4

 

Install using JKI VI Package Manager

 

LV 2009 Ver 2.3

1:Rename the curret LabVIEW 2009 Icon editor LabVIEW 2009\resource\plugins\lv_Icon.vi to a different name so it will not be overwritten.

2: Place the three files (lv_icon.vi, color templates.bin and the folder lv_icon_Subvis) in the LabVIEW 2009\resource\plugins directory.

The next time the icon editor is called LabVIEW will use the lv_icon.vi instead of the standard one.

There is a button on the editor that will allow you to use NI's editor (Old editor not the new one) when a text icon is not desired.

For LabVIEW 8.2 Use the "MB Icon Editor_V2.3_LV82.zip" file

For LabVIEW 8.5 Use the "MB Icon Editor_V2.3_LV85.zip" file

For LabVIEW 8.6 Use The "MB Icon Editor_V2.3_LV8.6.zip" file

 

Click here to download this file

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Thanks Mark. Just downloaded the new one, eager to put it in use with my newly arrived LV 2009. LOL

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Thanks for the program. I have been using it for the last couple of days and have found it very productive. One suggestion for the next version would be able to add a library of standard icons that you could select from. The history of icons serves that purpose now but it would be great to be able to edit and control what is shows up there.

John

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Useful and fast icon editor! I have one question: after creating a new icon, the 16 Colors one is missing in the original icon editor. Why?

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Useful and fast icon editor! I have one question: after creating a new icon, the 16 Colors one is missing in the original icon editor. Why?

That's a bug in the original version of the framework provided by National Instruments for Icon replacements.

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Currently the "Open NI Icon Editor" button launches the old NI Icon Editor. Is there a way to launch the new NI Icon Editor instead?

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Currently the "Open NI Icon Editor" button launches the old NI Icon Editor. Is there a way to launch the new NI Icon Editor instead?

Currently all my editor has to do is generate an error and the old ni edito comes up.To call the new ni editor you would need to change the code to dynamically call it and close down mine.

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Currently all my editor has to do is generate an error and the old ni edito comes up.To call the new ni editor you would need to change the code to dynamically call it and close down mine.

Hi guys,

I downloaded the Mark's excellent Icon Editor a while back, and don't remember what slight changes I made, but in my case, clicking on the "NI Icon Editor" button calls the NEW NI Icon Editor. I really hate it, so I just press the ABORT button on Mark's Icon Editor, and that calls up the OLD NI Editor, in the few cases I need to modify an icon to keep the pictures previously set.

As an aside, Mark it would be great if you could add a feature where, you could edit the Icon History to delete some icons. The use case for this is: say you build an icon, and plonk down the VI on a block diagram, now you find the icon is hard to read because of the colours chosen, I frequently go in and adjust (lighten) the colours a bit, and use that. But the icon history now has two versions of the same colour scheme, each slightly different, and can trip you up if you re-use the wrong one the next time around.

Neville.

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Any tips on getting this Icon Editor to work in LabVIEW 2011?

From NI's Website, it is not possible yet:

To customize the Icon Editor dialog box for LabVIEW 2011, or if you have a custom Icon Editor from a previous version of LabVIEW, you can download the Icon Editor source files from the National Instruments Web site.

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Any tips on getting this Icon Editor to work in LabVIEW 2011?

From NI's Website, it is not possible yet:

I'm also a fan of this editor (though I wish its text abilities were used in the default editor). It is possible to get this working in LV 2011 -- you just need to delete/rename the lv_icon.lvlibp file in the resource\plugins directory, which now contains the lv_icon.vi file.

It would certainly be nice if there was an easy way to swap between editors while editing an icon.

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Ok looks like it's time to revamp the editor. It's great to know that many members are still using it. I will try to have something new before the FRC season start in January.

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I'm also a fan of this editor (though I wish its text abilities were used in the default editor). It is possible to get this working in LV 2011 -- you just need to delete/rename the lv_icon.lvlibp file in the resource\plugins directory, which now contains the lv_icon.vi file.

It would certainly be nice if there was an easy way to swap between editors while editing an icon.

FYI, this will break the class "Create Accessor" dialog. Right-click on a class -> New -> "VI for Data Member Access..."

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FYI, this will break the class "Create Accessor" dialog. Right-click on a class -> New -> "VI for Data Member Access..."

:angry:

So is there a legit way to use a different icon editor?

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I was playing with it on 2011 today and found that if you rename the packed llb and add the lvicon.vi and it's subvis to the resource folder it worked. only my icon editor was called in the new Ni one was not.

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I think the problem is that doing so breaks the Create Accessor dialog for classes. But Brian has not replied with how to get other icon editors to work without breaking this. My guess is that NI will need to provide an unlocked lv_icon.lvlib (not .lvlibp) which any alternative editors would need to be programmed into. It does make the whole thing less straight-forward than it used to be.

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My guess is that NI will need to provide an unlocked lv_icon.lvlib (not .lvlibp) which any alternative editors would need to be programmed into. It does make the whole thing less straight-forward than it used to be.

Well, here we go: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-15706

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