Custom Item Symbols:Get Symbol Method

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Short Name: Custom Item Symbols.Get Symbol

Requires: Full Development System

Class: TreeControl Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Returns the item symbol as a cluster of image data so you can draw it as a picture using the Draw Flattened Pixmap VI or save the image to a file using the Graphics Formats VIs.

The cluster returned by this method is similar to the image data output of the Read JPEG File, Read PNG File, and Read BMP File VIs.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
indexYesThe index of the symbol whose image data you want to obtain.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data type
Available in Run-Time EngineYes (Read/Write)
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes


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