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Editor for Bitmap Attributes

This editor is used to show, edit or create LDAP bitmap attributes. The following bitmp formats are supported: BMP, GIF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, TIFF, ICO, EMF and WMF.

Editor for bitmap attributes

In the top area of this dialog, you see the distinguished name and type icon for the object whose attribute your are editing. In the line beneath, the attribute name is shown.

You can change the bitmap display scale from 1:10 to 10:1. here are several differnt ways to do that:

  • If you move the mouse over the bitmap, you can change scale the image up the left mouse click and down with the right mouse click.

  • If you move the mouse over the bitmap, you can change scale the image with the mouse wheel.

  • You can scale the image up by pressing CTRL-PLUS and down with CTRL-MINUS.

  • If you double-click no the bitmap size label at the bottom of the dialog, the scale is automatically set to 1:1.

With the Load Load button button, you can load any data from file into the bitmap editor. Please note that in this case the data currently contained in the editor is overwritten by the file content. The edtor checks if the data represents an bitmap image. If the loaded data is not containnig a bitmap, then you can switch to the raw editor (see below) and edit the pure binary data.

The Save button Save button saves the complete bitmap editor content to a file.

Editing the raw bitmap data

If you opened a bitmap attribute with this editor dialog, you can also display and edit the bitmap data in it's binary form if you want: Just press on the Raw label in the bottom left corner of the dialog. The editor is switched to an binary editor then:

Editing the raw bitmap data

When will the bitmap editor will be used?

The bitmap editor is used whenever LEX has valid schema information and detects one of the following official attribute syntaxes:



Additionally, LEX gives you the possibilty to mark any other attribute as a bitmap. this is because many LDAP directory systems stores bitmap information in a binary attribute without setting the according schema attribute syntax. So if you have an binary attribute in your directory which holds actually bitmap information, you can enter it's name in the regarding list in Tools - Options - Attribute Syntaxes - Bitmap Attributes.