Does anyone know if there is an opportunity to add icons for your own plug-in in its own repository? like this

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not like this

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with green puzzle

other illustration

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I spied on how to implement it on the official website here (view-source). File plugins.xml including the tag contains for example


where I added a similar relative path to my image (with and without leading slash)


but it does not appear in the list of plugins. I did absolute path


but nothing had changed.


Thank you all for your advice.

I found a solution (by accident) there is somehow not very obvious described - but it was necessary to file metadata.txt correct icons=desired_file.png. resource.py for another bit.

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  • Great! I forgot about metadata :( – Zoltan Feb 12 '16 at 14:08
  • All very strange that the map icons for installed plugins. In plugins.xml have the right tag (icon) could handle at this location and take (if found) the picture, and what-have much not to load too much to do pagination. P.S. Sorry for my english google translate not very helped me) – Alexander Kamenev Feb 13 '16 at 5:39
  1. Create a png file (23 x 24 pixel)
  2. Create a resources.qrc file like this:

    <RCC> <qresource prefix="/plugins/your_plugin_dir" > <file>icon.png</file> </qresource> </RCC>

3.Compile the resource file to python

pyrcc4 -o resources_rc.py resources.qrc
  1. Import the resources_rc.py file into your main plugin file

    import resources_rc

If you use the PluginBuilder the resources.qrc and a Makefile are automaticly generated.

In the initGui method of the plugin you can add the same icon to toolbar and/or menu.

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  • In the previous comments I have received exactly the same answer and comment on it. – Alexander Kamenev Feb 12 '16 at 8:20
  • this icon is displayed in manage plugin dialog. Download a plugin which has a custom icon and compare to your code. – Zoltan Feb 12 '16 at 9:21
  • i found!!! In metadata.txt icon=<your file> - what is all! – Alexander Kamenev Feb 12 '16 at 12:55

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