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Adding menu item icons in VS2005

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OK, this should be an easy one...

I have figured out how to add Icons to my menu items (Right click item - set image). This however only allos you to use image files, none of which I can get to work with transparent backgrounds.

How do I get it to use .ico files for these icons?

If you use standard menu items the File, Open etc. all have built in icons...where are those and how can I point to them to use???

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Michael
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try

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\VS2005ImageLibrary
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You can use icons, the open dialog box just defaults to bitmaps. jpgs etc.
If you change the "Files of Type" to 'All Files(*.*)' you will see icons (.ico) if you have any in the folder.
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Thanks Kinger247. Newton's law at work, I had tried that originally but when I tried to load the .ico it gave me an error. Now trying it again it worked!

Thanks...points awarded.
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