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Saving A Picture Box as An Icon

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I need to save a PictureBox as an Icon.  What happens is I load an Icon from a DLL or EXE using the ExtractIcon and DrawIcon API calls just like below:

    Iconh = ExtractIcon(hModule, IconFilename$, Count)
    CurrentIcon = DrawIcon(pbIcons(Count).hdc, 0, 0, Iconh)
    pbIcons(Count).Refresh

the thing is I now want to save that as an ICON File...  I have tried the SavePicture but that doesn't work.  Everything I have seen tells me to see ICONWRKS that came with Visual Basic 3.0.  After looking at that I
determined that what they are doing is a bit different.  They are loading the Icon from a .ICO File and then they use the SavePicture to save it which will work just fine, only problem is I am not loading the icon from a file via (LoadPicture)....
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ChrisLewis earned 200 total points
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This is actually quite hard.  It seems that the DrawIcon API draws the Icon as a BMP.  I tried looking into the ListImage Control, which has an ExtractIcon method.  This *Should* do what you want, but I was getting GPF's all over the place.  This is the code that I have so far.+----------+----------+
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Private Sub Command1_Click()
  Dim imgX As ListImage
  Set imgX = ImageList1.ListImages.Add(, , Picture1.Picture)
  Set imgX = Nothing
End Sub
Private Sub Command2_Click()
  Dim picX As Picture
  Set picX = ImageList1.ListImages(1).ExtractIcon  ' Make an icon.
  Picture2.Picture = picX
  Set picX = Nothing
End Sub
Private Sub Command3_Click()
  SavePicture Picture2.Picture, "C:\icon.ico"
End Sub

+----------+----------+
Try this, but I can't guarrentee that it will work.Chris

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by:tward
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That was enough to send me in the right direction, thanks...

Below is the code that acutally worked:

Dim ImgX as listimage

Set ImgX = imagelist1.listimages.Add(, , pbIcon.Image)
Set ImgX = Nothing
pbIcon.Picture = imagelist1.listimages(1).ExtractIcon

SavePicture pbIcon.Picture, CommonDialog1.filename


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