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Posted on 2004-09-28
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Hi

Im trying to add icons to my listview depending on the the file contained within it...

For example say i wanted to find the Icon for the following file

C:\SomeFile\myfile.asd

Would would be the best way to do this (using the registry is the only way i guess?) and how would I then add this icon to my listview?

I have some code for finding icons from the registry, its a little cumbersome though, and im hoping someone has a better solution, the more important thing is how can I add the icon to the listview (or an imagelist if needs be) - this should be the easy part but I just dont know how to handle the icons.

Thanks
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Here's a link to an article that describes how to retrieve the icon associated with a given file type.  

http://vbnet.mvps.org/index.html?code/icon/icon16statbar.htm
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And another by someone different.

http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_show_file_icons.html
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Thats exactly what I was looking for, thanks.
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You're welcome.
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