Using XP icons
Posted on 2005-04-26
I have a project, which was initially developed about 6 years ago, and recently migrated into Nisual Studio.NET (2003). All old toolbars were created as 16-color bitmaps. Now I would like to use 32-bit XP icons instead of the old ones. How do I upgrade my resources?
I do have a new set of XP icons, but when I try to copy them on top of my old toolbars, the icons get converted to the old ugly 16 colors. I probably have to change my bitmap palette/depth first, but how? And if so, where do I get the palette? Besides, each XP icon includes several versions (different sizes and color depth). If I copy them on my toolbars (stored by Visual C++ as bitmaps), what happens to these versions?