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Changing an icon

Posted on 2004-09-03
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I'd like to change the icon both of the application and of the individual forms (the small icon which appears at the upper left corner of the forms).

I was able to change the icon of the application by replacing the default app.ico with a custom made one. Unfortunately, this doesn't replace the small icons which appear on the upper left corner of the form. When I try to change the icon in the property sheet the following error appears upon compilation:

error C2039: 'GetObjectA' : is not a member of 'System::Resources::ResourceManager'

To avoid the above error in changing these small icons I wrote the following code into the constructor:

                System::Drawing::Icon *IC = new System::Drawing::Icon("app.ico");
              this->Icon = IC;

Interestingly, this compiles well despite the following error appearing in the task list:

               'The variable 'IC' is either undeclared or was never assigned.'

What is even worse, I can't get the compiled .exe file to work. How is this problem fixed?
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You ca change all the icons for your app. Just go to resource editor and chnge from there. Be aware that are more icon types (16x16, 32x32, etc) with different number of colors (16, 256, etc).

>I was able to change the icon of the application by replacing the default app.ico with a custom made one
I suppose you changed with an icon file containing onl a 32x32 icon, not 16x16 and the rest
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Yes add it through the resource editor to your project then change the name for it wherever you it has been declared in the main app.

This link should put your rignt on the right tract you need to go down
http://www.codeproject.com/gdi/replaceicon.asp

good luck with it

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by:judico
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Thank you for the help. One crucial line which should also be added to the code is:

#undef GetObject

For more details please take a look at:

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/msgs/36/184054.aspx
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thanks judico good luck to you for the future, i am glad we helped you

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