vCO Custom Workflow Icons

While at VMworld Europe 2014 I noticed in some of the slides in a vCO session that the presenter was using some icons for workflows that did not appear to be standard. I was quite curious how to do this, but couldn’t find much information about it until I stumbled on the below training video.

If you don’t want to watch the video, here’s how to do it.

1) Get your images into vCO

Supported:

  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG

Not supported:

  • BMP
  • TIFF

Navigate to the Resources tab and you will probably want to create a folder to store them in.

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Then Import Resources

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Fill up the folder with the rest of the icons that you need.

 

2) Update the Workflows with the Custom Icon

Navigate to the workflow you wish to set a Custom Icon for and edit it. On the General tab select the button for the Workflow icon.

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The dialogue box will let you select from within Resources with a handy search box to find what you need:

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The workflow is updated with the custom icon.

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OK, you can’t really see much of a benefit here. The difference appears when you embed your custom icon workflows into a parent workflow, which can now look something like this:

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Pretty cool I think; I could have so much fun with this 🙂

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