Icon Editor

Nr Name

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Example VI.vi

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Runtime Menu Info.vi (SpellCheck.lvproj) - Standard VI

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VI Description

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ICON

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Front Panel

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Text Properties

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PreVIEW Or Connector Panel

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Block Diagram

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Runtime Menu Info.vi

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Import

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PreVIEW

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Connector Panel

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Clean UP

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Create User Manual

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Create User Manual: Report Order

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Update Service by Gang of LabVIEW

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Clean UP Block Diagram Wire

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Text Template

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Version

Example VI.vi

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How should a VI be documented and what should the Icon Editor can do? The best is the classic way:

- A good ICON.
- A VI Description with text to Import like Text Template.
- A Description of the Front Panel Element, like Text Properties.
- A Clear Front Panel with Input / Output / Local variable (Clean UP).
- Start and Edit the icon over the Project explorer.
- Create User Manual of any tool.
- Spell Check of any text.
- Easy to use like the Editor / Perfect Documentation by Gang of LabVIEW

Nr CaptionDescription

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CLU_error_In

This the the Description of the Control

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CLU_error_Out

This the the Description of the Control

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BOO_Boolean_In

This the the Description of the Control

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BOO_Boolean_Out

This the the Description of the Control

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STR_String_Loc

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DIG_Numeric_Loc

VI Description

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This is the VI Description of the selected VI. Write or edit a text to describe your vi. With the right click menu you can spell check the text or Import a text from the Front Panel / Block Diagram.

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Title

This is the title of the selected VI.

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Same as
VI Name

If true, the title is visible in the bar.
If false, the VI name is visible in the bar.

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Help path

This is the help path of the selected VI.

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Description

This is the description of the selected VI. Change the text or import as examples elements from the front panel or from the block diagram.

Caption Nr 4 Menu: Description


ICON

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This is to edit the Icon of your VI. Insert a Pictures from the Pictures Library with drag and drop or change the color of any element in the icon. Save or get the Icon from the Icon Template, with the right click menu.

Nr CaptionDescription

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ICON

This is the icon text with the text color, front, size, stile

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VI Icon

This is the Icon of the selected VI.

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Tools

This is the painting tools.

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Color Box

Set the color for painting.

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Mouse Position

This is the position of the mouse in the Icon.

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Icon Template

These are the icon template, with drag and drop get's to your icon.

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Pictures Library

These are the pictures to insert per drag and drop into the VI Icon.

Caption Nr 2 Menu: VI Icon


Front Panel

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In this tap Front Panel you can edit the Text Properties of each Front-Panel-Element, as well use the PreVIEW function to view the Front-Panel and Block-Diagram of the select VI.
Change and edit the Connector Panel of this VI and Clean UP e.g the Front-Panle or Block-Diagram of you VI.

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Select Control-Indicator

This Control shows all Control and Indicator of the selected VI (front panel). Please select one of the Controls to edit the Properties.

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TextImG

Show the description of the selected element.

Caption Nr 1 Menu: Select Control-Indicator


Text Properties

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This are the Text-Properties of the Front-Panel-Elements like Label, Caption e.g. With the right click menu, you can spell check the text.

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Label

This is the Label of the selected control.

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Visible

If true, the Label is visible

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Caption

This is the caption of the selected control

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Visible

If true, the Caption is visible

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TipStrip

This is the Tip Strip of the selected Control.

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Element Description

This is the description of the selected Control.

PreVIEW Or Connector Panel

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You can see the PreVIEW of the Front Panel and Block Diagram or edit the Connector Panel of the VI.

Nr CaptionDescription

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PreVIEW or Connecter Panel

This is the Connector Panel of the VI or a picture of the front panel / Block Diagram of the VI.

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Zoom

This is the zoom of the PreVIEW picture.

Block Diagram

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Edit and spell check the Text Note from the Block-Diagram.

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Select Text

This shows all text note of the block diagram.

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Text

This will show the selected text note.

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Spell Check

This are to select with spell checker to use. You have MS Word and Notpate++. This tools has to be installed.

Import

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This is the menu Import from VI Description to import text from the Front Panel (Text Properties), Block Diagram or Text Template. It will help to get a better description of the VI.

PreVIEW

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This is the menu PreVIEW from Front Panel to see e.g the Block-Diagram of the VI. This is good if you use this Icon Editor in the project explorer.

Start the Icon Editor over the Project Explorer Menu: Tools -> #Icon Editor by Gang of LabVIEW and change the selected VI in the project explorer, so can you edit the VI with this icon editor tool.

Connector Panel

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This is the menu Connector Panel from Front Panel to connect or disconnect terminals and set the rules of the terminal Connector-Panel.

Clean UP

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This is the menu Clean UP from Front Panel to order as example the Front-Panel-Elements
- Clean up Front-Panel: Order the element on the Front Panel (Input/Output/Local)
- Clean up Block-Diagram Wire: Order the wire in the code new.
- Clean up Block-Diagram Label : Order the label left or right of the element in the Block-Diagram.
- Clean up as SubVI: Order the Front panel and Label and VI Icon.

Create User Manual

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This is the dialog to create a user manual of any tool (VI's). It's print all pop up Dialog VI's (e.g Modal) into a html datei.

Rules
- The GUI's VI has to be in the 0-0 corner of the Front panel.
- The Front panel elements get printed after "Tapping Order.." of the elements. (Menu: Edit --> Set Tapping Order)

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TITLE

This is the titel and the file name of the user Manual.

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File

This is the file to write the html report.

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Label

If this is true the label get printed in the report.

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Visible/Typ

If this is true the attribute visible and type of the controll get printed into the manual.

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Tip Strip

If this is true the Tip String get printed in the user manual.

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VI Path

If this is true, the string get in the data Array

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Img Size [%]

This is the size of the front panel image in the user manual.

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Create

This will create the user manual, but first will open a dialog to set to VI order to print.

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Close

This will close the dialog without creating the user Manual.

Create User Manual: Report Order

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This dialog shows all VI thats are pop up Dialog (e.g Modal), in order to print a user manual.
You can change the order of the VI and delete or Add VI into this list. This order list can be saved in a file.

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Manual Order

This list show the order of the VI to print into the user manual.

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Up

This is to move ths selected items Up.

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Down

This is to move ths selected items Down.

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Delete

This delete the selected items in the listbox.

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Add VI

This will add a VI to the end of this list.

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Get Order

This open a dialog to get the file with define the order of the user Manual.

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Save Order

This will save the list as .csv file to define the order of print.

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Load new

This will load the list new.

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Exit

This exit and do not create the user manual.

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Create

This is to create the user manualc

Update Service by Gang of LabVIEW

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This VI is the Update Service by Gang of LabVIEW for the icon editor tool, to install a new Tool Version.

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Install

This will install the Tool.

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Info Text

Would you like to install the new Version?

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No yet

Do not install the tool yet.

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Titel

New Tool Version

Clean UP Block Diagram Wire

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This will clean up the wire of the Block-Diagram.

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Current Wire

This is the current wire with get clean UP.

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Number of Wires

This the number of wires of the Block Diagram.

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Stop

This will stop the clean up.

Text Template

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This dialog is to edit the text template. Input a text you want to use more than one. Import this text into the VI description.

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Text

This show the template text.

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stop

Version

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Dialog to show the Verison of this tool.

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OK

Close the dialog

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Version

Version Info of this Tool.