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I need to have the Internet Explorer ICON change if an IE window is on the 'www.yahoo.com' website.  I'm getting a syntax error on what I have so far:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
        Dim shWin As New ShellWindows
        Dim IE As InternetExplorer
        For Each IE In shWin
            If IE.LocationURL = "http://www.yahoo.com" Then
                msgbox "Yahoo found!"
                IE.Application.Icon.LoadfromFile(StartupDirectory + 'Busy.ico') <=== this is the line I'm getting the error
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
End Sub

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by:bingie
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(StartupDirectory + 'Busy.ico')

Change + to &, and ' to "

(StartupDirectory & "Busy.ico")

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by:bingie
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VB uses & to join strings and the ' for comments. So you have essentially commented out the "Busy.ico":
 
  IE.Application.Icon.LoadfromFile(StartupDirectory +

Also, + is a mathmatical operator. But is used in Java to join strings.

You might also need a "\" before the "\busy.ico" only if the StartupDirectory string doesn't have one at the end.

   IE.Application.Icon.LoadfromFile(StartupDirectory & "\Busy.ico")

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by:frankmorrison
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Bingie,

After fixing the syntax, I still get an error:

Run-time error "438"
object doesn't support this property or method

I even tried this:

IE.Application.Icon.LoadfromFile ("C:\Documents and Settings\Frank Morrison\Desktop\Busy.ico")

Got the same error "438"
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by:zzzzzooc
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>> IE.Application.Icon.LoadfromFile

The IE.Application object does not have "Icon" so you can't use that to change it's icon.

Did you want to change the "Busy" icon (top-right) or the standard icon (top-left and taskbar)?
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I want to change the "The top-left" and "taskbar" icon
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I'm not aware of IE having any public methods to change it's window's standard icon. You can, however, send a WM_SETICON message along with a handle to an icon and it'll use that. I believe the icon has to be globally accessible though (such as in a DLL)..

Example...

Form1:
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Option Explicit

Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
Private Declare Function LoadIcon Lib "user32" Alias "LoadIconA" (ByVal hInstance As Long, ByVal lpIconName As Any) As Long

Private Const WM_SETICON = &H80

Private Const ICON_SMALL = 0
Private Const ICON_BIG = 1

Private Const IDI_EXCLAMATION = 32515&
Private Sub Form_Load()
    Timer1.Interval = 1000
    Timer1.Enabled = True
End Sub
Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    Dim shWin As New ShellWindows
    Dim IE As InternetExplorer
    Dim lIcon As Long
    For Each IE In shWin
        If IE.LocationURL = "file:///C:/test.htm" Then
            lIcon = LoadIcon(0, IDI_EXCLAMATION)
            Call SendMessage(IE.hWnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_BIG, ByVal lIcon)
            Call SendMessage(IE.hWnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_SMALL, ByVal lIcon)
        End If
    Next
End Sub
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by:jchandrababu_a
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 Dear Masters,

    I tried ur coding. But it is not working.

    I want to change the Icon of Any window, by passing
  Handle to that window, Icon file name.  

    I tried this as follows.

Private Sub Form_Load()
   
    lIcon = LoadIcon(Me.hWnd, "c:\setup1.ico")
    Call SendMessage(Me.hWnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_BIG, ByVal lIcon)
       
End Sub

     It is not giving any errors. But it is not working properly.
 
     Please help me as soon as possible....

     Thanks in advance.......
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