Solved

Displaying GIF icons

Posted on 1997-05-31
3
145 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I know how to get Win95 to display BMP icons as a miniature version of the picture itself - I do this by editing the value of the "DefaultIcon" field in the "Paint.Picture" field in the registry (Paint.Picture is the type that .bmp is set to).

My question is:

How do I get Win95 to do the same with GIF and JPG files?
0
Comment
Question by:ceedee041997
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Hawke
ID: 1748502
If you cannot do the same with the .jpg and the .gif files as you did with the .bmp ones, I would suggest getting a graphics program that will convert your .bmp files to .gif and .jpg. I think PaintBrush can display .gif files and all you have to do is save it as a .bmp file. Otherwise, a graphics program like "Graphics Workshop" can convert between graphic file types.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ceedee041997
ID: 1748503
I have SEVERAL applications that can open up BMP JPEG and practically every other graphics format. What I want is not an application to OPEN the files, but I want for Windows95 itself, when I am looking through my HD with the WIndows Explorer to show, in place of the regular icon it shows for GIF and JPG files, a miniature of the picture file. Like I said, I know how to get Windows to do this with BMP files already.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
slp earned 200 total points
ID: 1748504
AFAIK, Windows (of ANY flavor) out of the box doesn't understand anything except BMPs, so I don't think it's possible to do what you want by just changing a registry entry or some such (as you no doubt did to get the BMP display).  I guess this maybe COULD be accomplished with a "shell extension" of some sort that understood GIFs and JPGs, but that would involve some pretty sophisticated low level programming that I don't think anyone has done yet.

SLP

0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
An introduction to the wonderful sport of Scam Baiting.  Learn how to help fight scammers by beating them at their own game. This great pass time helps the world, while providing an endless source of entertainment. Enjoy!
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question