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Creating System Dialog Buttons with Custom Icons and Mouse Hover Effects

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I was exactly following the tutorial eventually creating the control as described. The control works fine if I do not select independent sizes of the picture. But if I want to reach the depressed effect by shifting the image one pixel down and righ I have to select "independent" sizes and then the control starts to act weird - if I press it it moves the picture completely outside the button. The control acts OK in the control window but when I drop it in a VI, run it and press it, it acts as described above. I tried everything but with no effect. The only difference against the tutorial is that I use LV 8.5. May it be caused by it? Is it too confident to ask for ready-made control which actc as it should?


Thanks a lot


here is the control that acts in a strange way as I tried to describe

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Below is a video tutorial showing how to create the cool system buttons with glyphs and mouse-hover effects that you've seen in VIPM. Make sure to turn on your sound for this one :wub:


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Are the recessed system buttons used in the video removed from LV 8x? My system buttons are not recessed...



Tim C.

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No, it should work in 8x, the video shows how to do it in 8.2. It just starts the 8.2 part a few minutes into the video ...



I should have been more clear, the button used in the forst part of the video is from 7.1. It is a recessed system button or at least that is what I thought was said in the video.


My 8X system buttons are not recessed.


I was hoping to find out if the 7.1 recessed system button was removed from the 8X pallette.

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Question, I made a button and it works. Cool. :D


I am trying to use it in a x-control with the button in a resizeable pane and wanted to have the button fill the entire pane. that's the easy part. I noticed that the icon scales with the button which is what I was attempting to figure out how to do with a decal when I found this method. That problem is now solved. So I thought, hey, why not put a high res (64x64) icon on there and then it will look much nicer as it rescales, which it does. However, I noticed that if you scale the button down below its original size, you permanently lose the shifting icon effect. I am not sure why. does anyone have any ideas?




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