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How do I add an icon to an ActiveX control in Delphi?

Posted on 2001-07-03
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Should be easy for someone who knows:

How do I change the icon image for an ActiveX control that I am trying to build in Delphi 5?

By default it comes up as those funny 3d shapes.

I know how to do it when creating custom VCL components (ie you create the .dcr file using image editor), but it doesn't seem to work on ActiveX components.

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by:Epsylon
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- Start Delphi's image editor.
- Create a new dcr-file.
- Add a new 24x24 Bitmap to the content.
- The name should be like TMyActiveX
- Edit the image
- Save it with the same name as the .pas file except that it must be .dcr now.
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by:Epsylon
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Forget the above. When you import the ActiveX Control into delphi, the .dcr file is created automatically in the imports directory. Just edit that one.

(Delphi 5)
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by:JLANE
ID: 6249481
Epsylon:
I don't really want to ask all of my customers to edit the icon every time they import my activex control! Anyway, this doesn't work for VB users etc.

There must be a simple way to change the icon that is compiled into the .ocx file.
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inthe earned 300 total points
ID: 6249965
edit the bitmap from the .res file and rebuild the project to get the new icon in your activex ready for deployment.

1. Open you ActiveX projects .res file ( Your projectname.res in the same
dir as  your project ) in the image editor.
2. Edit the Bitmap 1 to your image.
3. Close the Bitmap editor.
4. Save  the Res File and exit.
5. Open your ActiveX project and then do a Build All.
6. Remove the ActiveX control from the associated package file and compile
the package file. You should then get a message saying "This control is no
longer registered.. ".
7. Import the ActiveX Control back into the package and recompile the
package. You should then get a message indicating a new control has been
registerd.
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by:JLANE
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Don't know why it didn't work the first 10 times I tried.

Maybe the Build All...

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