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# Monday, March 8, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010 12:48:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00) ( Umbraco )

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Recently I’ve developed a rather large website for a customer. To make the structure as simple as possible to understand I like to use different Icons for each document type. I was very happy with the FamFamFam Icons project from The Farm. After Installing this I got another challenge and that was to pick the right Icon.


Today I started working on a new project, installed the FamFamFam Icons package again and thought that it would be better to assign document types to the Image instead of assigning the image to a document type. I’ve created a small Usercontrol that lists all the icons (except for the default Umbraco sprites). Next to the Icon you find  a dropdown with the possible documenttypes which you can select.


I did not create a package out of this. It’s working for me, but it needs some improvements before I can add it to  Maybe that  will never happen, so attached you find a zip file. Add the IconPickerDashboard.dll file to your bin folder, the IconPickerDashboard.ascx to your usercontrol folder.

Add the following section to your  the Dashboard.config file.

        <tab caption="IconPicker">

Now browse to the settings section and select the icons you like.

Download the zip (Requires .net 3.5).

Or download the source:

Monday, March 8, 2010 3:23:11 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
If you edit document in FF you can see icon in front og icon name, which is helpful. But thank you for your usercontrol.
Petr Snobelt
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 2:27:07 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
How do I assign 1 icon to multiple document types?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 4:46:59 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hi Aaron,

For now hit settings section again after you attached the icon to the first doctype then assign the doctype to the second doctype etc. Told you it wasn't package ready ;-)
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