Beginning with verison 5.0, UOAM now supports assigning icons to
categories. This document discusses how to assign icons to categories
and where those icons come from.
First of all, it needs to be said that UOAM doesn't just support icons, it
also supports cursors. The difference is a subtle one. Cursors in
Windows are essentially just like icons with one minor difference: cursors
have an explicit location called a "hot-spot" that determines where they
will be drawn. An icon has a hot-spot as well, but it's always located at
the center of the icon. A cursor's hot-spot can be located anywhere.
How Do I Associate an Icon With a Category?
Go to the Filters pane in the control panel and either create a new
category or select an existing category and press the Edit button. It
should be obvious what to do next.
Where Do Icons Come From?
Ah little one. I have been waiting for you to ask this delicate question. Sit
here while I tell you the facts of life.
UOAM can use any .EXE, .DLL, .CUR or .ICO file as a source of icons and
cursors. Also, UOAM has a built-in set of icons and it is intelligent
enough to associate them with common category names. UOAM will suggest a
default icon for you whenever you create a category with one of the
body of water,
point of interest,
two story house,
small boat (N),
small boat (S),
small boat (E),
small boat (W),
medium boat (N),
medium boat (S),
medium boat (E),
medium boat (W),
large boat (N),
large boat (S),
large boat (E),
large boat (W),
You can create your own icons and cursors by using any tool designed to
create Windows icons and cursors. Microsoft Visual Studio comes immediately
to mind but there are certainly many other choices out there. Get on a
search engine and do a search on icon editors and I'm sure you will find
something that meets your needs.