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Developers - HydroDesktop Ribbon Button Icons

Aug 23, 2010 at 4:07 PM

This discussion is for developers about the ribbon button icons that appear in the HydroDesktop user interface.


Is the recommended format png?  That's what most of the icons in Source\Main\Resources are.


The ribbon supports multiple sizes of icons.  What are the recommended sizes for the following properties of a ribbon button?
.Image (32x32?)
.SmallImage (16x16?)
.TooltipImage (?)

Gallery/Editing Software

How were the existing icons created?  Did the developers use software to create them (if so, what software)?  Or did they come from a public domain gallery of icons?  How can other developers create/utilize icons that are consistent in appearance to the existing HydroDesktop icons?

Aug 23, 2010 at 4:56 PM

This resource has tons of free icons.

Sep 1, 2010 at 7:07 PM

It's easiest to user icons that are in the public domain and don't require attribution, or else create your own.

Sep 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Agreed.  The ones on iconpot are public domain.


Regarding sizes, I can confirm that for ribbon buttons we use 32x32 for the .Image property, and 16x16 for the .SmallImage property.  Panel images are 32x32.


Also, it's important to assign both the image and small image so that people can distinguish your buttons when the user interface is resized.