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It's a question with yes or no answer and if yes How? Is it possible to add text label as icon in mapinfo buttons.

  • Instead of :
Create buttonpad "sitestatusbutton" As
    ID 1011
  Icon MI_CURSOR_FINGER_LEFT <--------------------here
      Calling site_statusAction
      HelpMsg siteStatus(1)

  • Something like:

    Create buttonpad "sitestatusbutton" As
        ID 1011
      Icon "MYICON"&lt;-------------here
          Calling site_statusAction
          HelpMsg siteStatus(1)

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Well, you create your own icons/bmps and use these as the icon on your buttons. Would that be okay? – Peter Horsbøll Møller Aug 25 '11 at 11:38
@peter can I make icons without making .dll file – kinkajou Aug 25 '11 at 13:00
I believe you have to make a dll to do it. – James S Aug 25 '11 at 13:37
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Short answer: no.

Long answer: See Peter's comment.

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