Loading Icons in VB

I'm trying to load icons in a program that are the same as the icons that show up in the windows shell.  I can get the proper defualticon entry in the registry, but most of them are programs.  The only way i know to load an icon is wtih loadpicture, and it will not extract the icon from these programs.  Does anyone have a suggestion how i can do this?  
musakaAsked:
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GordonpCommented:
visit <a href="http://www.vbaccelerator.com">vbaccelarator.com</a> they have an application ( with source code ) that allows you to view and extract the icons held in an executable, dll or icon file.

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GordonpCommented:
the link to the exact page is :=

http://www.vbaccelerator.com/codelib/gfx/iconex.htm

Gordon
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shyamkumarreddyCommented:
HI musaka,


Their is standard way of loading images in Visual Basic.  

Load all the images into a resource files.  Use loadrespicture to load the images into the programs and use it.

This is the solid and best method to see the images not been cropped  or disturbed.
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