Setting the Title Bar Icon

I'm making a Windows program using C++/MFC/Visual Studio .NET. Right now, the icon in the left corner of the windows title bar is just a default Windows icon. How do I change it to my own custom icon?
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Vinayak KumbarSr Program ManagerCommented:

Add the custom icon both 32x32 and 16x16 using resource editor with id IDI_MYICON.

the do something like this from ur mainframe or dlg class

HICON hIcon;
hIcon = ::LoadIcon(AfxGetInstanceHandle(), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDI_MYICON));
SetIcon(hIcon, FALSE);

Try it out.
why not open the resource editor and just draw the new icon on the previous one....

why all the trouble for just an icon ?!?!
Insert the following code in your OnCreate() method of class CMainFrame.

HICON hicon;
hicon = AfxGetApp()->LoadIcon(IDR_MAINFRAME);
SetIcon(hicon, NULL);


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