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Locate/retrieve shell icons for MCC .msc files & Favicons

Posted on 2004-08-04
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I need to display the proper icons for various files in a ListView. I have this working for most files/associations, but am having trouble with Internet Shortcuts that have an associated FavIcon, and with .MSC (Microsoft Management Console) files, which are different for each .MSC file (I want the icons that Windows Explorer displays when you view your system32 directory).

Please provide working function(s) that retrieves these icons in either C++ or Delphi. The code should work with all versions of windows that support MCC and FavIcons.

500 juicy points for the correct solution.

TIA!
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You can use the latest build of madShell:

http://madshi.net/madCollectionBeta.exe

iconHandle := ShellObj('c:\test.url').GetIcon;

madShell is free for non-commercial usage.

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Alternatively you can try to do it on your own by using IExtractIcon. That's what madShell uses internally.
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by:casterle
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Hi, Mathias.

I'm already a madCollection customer. As you (now) know, the previous beta of madShell had a problem with .msc files, and that's why I was looking for a work-around here.

Your latest beta version works great! 500 points to you for the quick fix (and the many other quick fixes you've provided in the past!).

For those who program in Delphi or C++ Builder, I can't recommend the madCollection highly enough. Inexpensive, powerful and well supported!
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Thank you...   :-)
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