[kepler-dev] Changing icons for composite actors
berkley at nceas.ucsb.edu
Mon Jun 18 11:58:03 PDT 2007
yep, you're probably right. You'll have to find where it's adding that
and add a check for if it already exists.
Norbert Podhorszki wrote:
> Hi Chad,
> I have already tried to add an _svgIcon parameter to a composite in the
> moml manually, but Kepler at loading it throws an exception saying that
> I am trying to add an attribute which already exists. This should be
> because Kepler is adding this attribute to each actor at loading the moml.
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Chad Berkley wrote:
>> Hi Norbert,
>> I'm not really sure. You can always add those attributes
>> programatically or by editing the moml by hand. I'm not sure what the
>> effect will be though. I think you'll just have to play around with
>> it to see. The only person that has a lot of experience with this is
>> Matthew and he no longer works for us. Personally, I've never messed
>> with it. Sorry I'm not more help.
>> Norbert Podhorszki wrote:
>>> Hi Chad,
>>> I may have not described my question fully. I know how to define
>>> icons for Kepler actors that either have lsids (saved in kar) or are
>>> java classes. The composite actors in the CPES workflows are neither
>>> "actors saved in kar" nor classes. They are simply ad-hoc
>>> subworkflows. That is, they have no lsids either.
>>> For example, in the workflow there are unique (not too complex)
>>> composites to hide some specific, control related operations. They
>>> have the default green box representation of the TypedCompositeActor.
>>> I would like to show them as control actors (there is such an
>>> existing icon).
>>> However, if this requires to save them as kars and
>>> define/register/cvs-commit them, I may quickly decide it is not worth
>>> to do it.
>>> I can see in the Tree view of the workflow, that each component has
>>> an _svgIcon and _iconDescription parameters, obviously created and
>>> filled by Kepler when loading the moml file. Is there any way to
>>> influence this process to insert that icon name what I want, not the
>>> one which is assigned to TypedCompositeActor? Through a special _...
>>> parameter inserted by hand in the moml for example :-) ?
>>> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Chad Berkley wrote:
>>>> Yes, I think you can. You can actually assign the icon by LSID.
>>>> See the file
>>>> You can also assign them by class:
>>>> Note the config file format is something like this:
>>>> where the icon name (on the right side of the '=' sign is a filename
>>>> from the kepler/lib/images/svg directory with the ".svg" removed.
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