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32x32 icon for a form

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Last Modified: 2010-05-02

I set a 32x32 .ico as the icon of a form, but the icon looks not so nice. Perhaps it is destroied when VB reducing it to fit the narrow top bar of the form.

How to set the 32x32 .ico as the icon of a form without reducing the icon's size?
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Top Expert 2005
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sample there about halfway down the page called Form Icon Bug Fix

see if it applies to you


Thank you experts,

I made the 32x32 icon myself and after half an hour trying I fail to make the 16x16 small icon :-(.
what did you use to make the icon?


Hi AzraSound:

You must misunderstood me: the icon is so fine that I can not make it smaller....

I used an icon maker by wotan500@aol.com. That is quite a good freeware.
Top Expert 2005

If you are using ImagEdit, which ships with VB, you can add small icons:

i dont think theres anything you can do about the distortion then...other than maybe finding an alternative place to show it...in a picturebox for example.
Top Expert 2005

If you use a 32x32 Icon as your form's icon, then Windows will shrink it to fit within the 16x16 pixel area.  This is why your icon may not look so nice.  For complete control, you must create a 16x16 icon.  I know it's hard to put anything readable in such a small space, but it's what Windows allows.
hey Erick does that ship with all versions of VB...I dont think I have it
Top Expert 2005

ImagEdit should be on the CD under VB/Tools

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