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How do I change the icon that appears in the Tools menu for custom plugins

Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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I am looking at the SDK plugin sample SelectionServer and I am not seeing how to change the default folder icon to something custom. I tried "AVToolBarSetIcon" but that didn't seem to affect the icon that is displayed on the Tools page.

 

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Community Expert ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Try the forum for Acrobat SDK.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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MOVED TO THE ACROBAT SDK DISCUSSIONS

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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You can't, not part of the SDK.

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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LEGEND ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Look at AVToolBarSetIcon and AVIconCreateFromPDF. And AVToolButtonNew. I can't share any code, but they are involved.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Are you sure you can change that particular icon? 

  

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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LEGEND ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Yes, it is possible. I remember it was a major challenge with incomplete documentation and methods which would crash Acrobat. The comments say that AVToolBarSetIcon was a late addition to the API.

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