Applies to: GUI Design Studio, all editions, all versions
You've found a great icon set containing Windows ICO images and you want to use the icons in your GUI designs.
GUI Design Studio has a dedicated panel for Icons that supports Windows ICO files. It displays the icons and lets you filter by size and colour depth.
At the time of writing, the Icons panel allows for a single level of categorization only. The default install of GUI Design Studio contains a few simple icons split into "Documents", "Miscellaneous", "Toolbars" and "Widgets" category folders.
What you'll need to do is create a new category folder for each icon set you want to use and copy the icons into it.
1. As an example, let's say you're working on a mobile app project and you've downloaded and extracted this great set of Token icons from deviantart.com:
2. Using Windows Explorer, locate your Shared Documents folder for GUI Design Studio.
On Windows 7 / Vista:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\GUI Design Studio\Icons\
On Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\GUI Design Studio\Icons\
Desktop\My Computer\Shared Documents\GUI Design Studio\Icons\
3. Create a new category sub-folder. You'll need to do this for each set of ICO files. For example, the Token icon set comes with two sets of ICO files: Token Light and Token Dark. You'll need to create a sub-folder for each of these.
4. Copy all the ICO files from the set into the new sub folder. If the set contains sub-folders, you'll need to do this for each sub-folder and deal with any file name conflicts.
Alternatively, if all the ICO files are in a single sub-folder already (not actually the case for Token), you could drag and drop the containing folder as a new sub-folder (skipping step 3, above), but you may have to rename the folder afterwards:
5. Back in GUI Design Studio, click the Refresh button on the Icons panel to see your imported icons: