Author Topic: Toolbar buttons in SVG format  (Read 361 times)

Siggy Schwarz

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Toolbar buttons in SVG format
« on: May 21, 2023, 11:50:45 PM »
I am currently migrating my old SlickEdit V18 to my less old :-) SlickEdit V25. In V18 I had a number of self-made toolbar buttons, but V25 requires buttons in SVG format. SO I tried creating some in MS Vision and also in a tool called 'drawio', but none of these look good once they are on the toolbar. Is there any secret to how to create them like e.g. a huge canvas to draw them on etc. ? (I did follow the hint to start the file name with 'bb' in this post:,18672.msg73952.html#msg73952).


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Re: Toolbar buttons in SVG format
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 02:36:33 PM »
Inkscape is pretty full featured, free.  I found it to be a steep learning curve.  Keep in mind, I'm no graphic artist, I'm a programmer who has learned a little about how to design icons, and learned a whole lot about how to manipulate SVG files (they are XML).  I felt more comfortable with a tool that reminded me more of Paint.  On macOS, I liked iVinci Express, it has a really simple clean interface.  I have not used it, but looks very easy to use.  We also package a fair number of extra icons with SlickEdit that you might just be able to use out-of-the-box (Tools > Options... > Appearance > Toolbar Customization... > User Definable Tools).  There are also toolbar buttons for many other SlickEdit builtin commands in the other categories.