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How do I change an exe-file's icon? (I want to create a program like Resource Hacker)
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by:ferhad
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Click Project/Options command. Switch to Application tab and press Load icon button. Select *.ico file you want and press open. After running your application will have new icon.
Hope it will help.
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by:din345
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I don't want to change my own app's icon. I mean that I want to change the icon from an other application with my app, like resource hacker (http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/)
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shaneholmes earned 25 total points
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Using Delphi Expert 'Madshi's unit madRes it's fairly easy:

- BeginUpdateResourceW (exe file path)
- LoadIconGroupResourceW (new ico file path)
- EndUpdateResourceW

That's it. Just give in the correct parameters. Must be wide strings.

See here for documentation:

http://help.madshi.net/madResUnit.htm

Here's a direct download:

http://madshi.bei.t-online.de/madCollectionBeta.exe



Shane
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