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Does anybody knows... how come the colour of my icons were so ugly... as in not enough colour
when it's displayed on either a CListCtrl. It doesn't turns out to be as colourful as the actual *.ico file.
Instead, it becomes greyish... Is there a way to solve the problem.

The CListCtrl is supposed to list all files...juz like the Windows explorer. Thus, I loaded the *.ico for
File Folder, Text Document, Application and for the rest of file type, I use a generic icon file. Is there
a way to get the system's icon instead of loading every icons which may be rather tedious for me to
hard-code those file type.

Thanx in advance.
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by:chensu
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You can retrieve the icons using the SHGetFileInfo function.
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1. to get the colors right, experiment with the flags parameter that you pass to ImageList.Create.  I currently use ILC_MASK|ILC_COLOR, and my icons look fine.
2. Use SHGetFileInfo to a handle to the icon that goes with the files.  This function will even take care of the file folder icons if you pass it the file attributes.

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