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I wrote an ActiveX control(ActiveForm), it has a default icon. How can I change it?
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by:gemarti
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Create a binary resource file (.RES) with Image Editor.

Create a 24Y24 bitmap. Give the bitmap a numeric name (2 for example).

Link the resource file to the ActiveX project with the $R compiler directive. (Linking resources was discussed on Day 8, "Creating Applications in Delphi" and is discussed further on Day 20, "Creating Components.")

Modify the ActiveX class factory creation routine in the implementation unit (the ActiveForm's .PAS file). A typical class factory creation routine looks like this (it's in the initialization section at the bottom of the unit):

TActiveFormFactory.Create(
    ComServer,
    TActiveFormControl,
    TMyFormX,
    Class_MyFormX,
    1,                    { Change this number. }
    `',
    OLEMISC_SIMPLEFRAME or OLEMISC_ACTSLIKELABEL,
    tmApartment);

Notice the line marked with a comment. This parameter of TActiveFormFactory.Create is the resource number of the bitmap you want displayed on the Component palette. If you saved the new bitmap with a name of 2, you would replace the 1 in this code snippet with a 2.

5. Rebuild, reregister, import, and install the ActiveForm again. The new bitmap should now show up in the Component palette.
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by:gemarti
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Just in case your not sure how to link the resource file:

{$R *.res}     { links in resource file }
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by:ysimon
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There was a .res file in project files already. I found that the project didn't use it. If I change that number from 1 to 2, it will use a Delphi5 default icon. If I change ActiveX icon (1) and keep that number as 1, the icon is not changed. Do I create a new res file?

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by:gemarti
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Basically you create a new resource file. call it ...test.res

You add you ICONS and BITMAPS

You include the resource file in your activeX compilation...{$R test.res}

Build the project.
Close the project.
Click on Components | Import ActiveX control
Locate your ActiveX Form and and click install
If you get a warning that the file already exists tell it yes overwrite(make sure its your activeXform!)
It will want to compile it into dclusr.dpk. I selected okay here.
Click on the compile button
You should get a message that it has added the form to your activeX pallet.

Good luck.

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by:ysimon
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Yes, it works, thank you very much.

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gemarti earned 200 total points
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Glad to help. I guess you can close this question out.....
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Thanks again,
ysimon
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