Glyphs Missing in Labview Icon Editor

Updated Oct 8, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

When I try to create an Icon with the LabVIEW Icon Editor, no glyphs show up in the glyphs tab.


First of all, make sure that the folder C:\Users\<User>\Documents\LabVIEW Data\Glyphs exists. Then follow these steps.
  • If the folder exists proceed with the next step. If the folder does not exist, create the folder.
  • Syncronize with the Icon Library.
    • Within the Icon Editor in LabVIEW, go to Tools > Synchronize with Icon Library.
  • If LabVIEW cannot reach the National Instruments Web server, LabVIEW displays the Synchronize Manually dialog box.
  • In order to synchronize manually follow these steps, as described in Synchronizing with the Icon Library Manually.
    • From the Icon Library at, download the file to an easily accessible location.
    • Copy and save the Icon Library XML file to an easily accessible location. The Icon Library XML file determines the structure of the files in the file.
    • In the Synchronize Manually dialog box, enter the path to the file in the Icon library ZIP file field.
    • Enter the path to the Icon Library XML file in the Icon library XML file field.
    • Click the OK button. LabVIEW populates the Synchronize with Icon Library dialog box with all icons from the .zip file and with a structure that the XML file defines.


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