Solved

ICON in Thumbnails view

Posted on 2004-08-26
3
268 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
hello, all,

 i am coding an VB application, and choosed a icon for it in project property dialog. however,after generated exe file,  in windows explorer, details view, the icon of this App can been seen, When i switch to thumbnails view, the icon of this application is empty, what is wrong?

urgently need help

thanx in advance


 
0
Comment
Question by:kim_wei
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
mladenovicz earned 50 total points
ID: 11901543
I am not sure, but maybe your ico file contain only 16x16 icon, but not 32x32. Try with ico file that contain both, 16x16 and 32x32
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:nichia
ID: 11902718
From mvps.org:
"Changing the icon on your main form isn't enough for Windows to recognize it as the application's new icon. You also need to change the icon for the hidden top-level window VB uses to control everything. This demo shows how to do that."

And the code sample:
http://www.mvps.org/vb/code/AppIcon.zip

Two more similar references:

"How To Change the Application Icon with Visual Basic"
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259673

"Providing a proper VB Application Icon, Including Large Icons and 32-Bit Alpha Images"
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Tips/Setting_the_App_Icon_Correctly/article.asp

Hope it helps!

0
 

Author Comment

by:kim_wei
ID: 11905922
hello, mladenovicz,

 you are right, i did save this icon again with 32 x 32, after that it works fine.

thanx again
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

There are many ways to remove duplicate entries in an SQL or Access database. Most make you temporarily insert an ID field, make a temp table and copy data back and forth, and/or are slow. Here is an easy way in VB6 using ADO to remove duplicate row…
The debugging module of the VB 6 IDE can be accessed by way of the Debug menu item. That menu item can normally be found in the IDE's main menu line as shown in this picture.   There is also a companion Debug Toolbar that looks like the followin…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question