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java.awt.Frame and setIconImage(Image image)

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I want to set the icon of my Frame object to be an specific .ico file which I have on my local file system.  I know that java.awt.Frame has setIconImage, but I am having a problem creating an Image object.  How do I create an Image object to be my icon?

The name of the icon is rocket.ico, and it is located in C:\Myjava.
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To the best of my knowledge

Java cannot read .ico files.
Convert is to a gif using Paint Shop Pro
and then load that image in the normal way.
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What is the normal way to load an .gif image?
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Applets
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      Image i = this.getImage(this.getDocumentBase(),"image.gif");

Applications
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Toolkit tk = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit();
Image i = tk.loadImage(filename);

you may want to use a MediaTracker to check the image has
finished loaded before calling setIconImage


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It's getImage, not loadImage, but thanks, it worked.
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By the way, how does PaintShopPro convert an icon to a gif?  I tried it and PaintShopPro says that .ico is unrecognized file type.
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Umm,  Ok, got it wrong there, I belive that paintbrush can
handle .ico files.  You will then have to save it as a bitmap
(or just copy it into the clipboard) and the place it it PSP to
save it as a .gif (As paintbush does not support gifs!)

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