I'm trying to create an icon using Visual Studio 2005 following these instructions http://www.codeproject.com/KB/graphics/HowToIcon.aspx
I'm not a Visual Studio programmer. I use Access VBA and PHP. However it seems pretty straight forward. I created a Windows Application project then selected Project>Add new item and selected the icon template. I selected New Image Type and 32x32 and 256 colors. I drew a squiggle on the icon canvas and saved the icon. Icon1.ico appears in my project folder. If I preview it it looks OK, but it doesn't show itself s its icon in the Windows Explorer detail view and it doesn't work as an icon for a shortcut.
Any ideas? I attached the file as Icon1.txt since this system does not allow .ico extensions.