Deploying my application with an icon

I have developed a windows mobile application and now I want to deploy it. I am struggling a lot with this probably because I don't understand a few fundamental things. I use VS 2008 and I have created a smart device CAB project which creates the .cab file I can deploy. So fare so good. But I want to do a little more. First of all I have a .jpg file that I would like to use as the application icon. How do I create this .ico file so it will be the icon of my application? Second, should I make some registry keys and why ?(I don't thing I get the concept of Reg Key) and third, I understand that I can add .cab files for CF .NET versions to be installed if the device do not have the necessary framework. Do I do this in the .inf file and how do I find this file for editing?

Hope there is someone who can help me with these issues or maybe tell about some articles/tutorials concerning this. Until now I haven't been able to find anything useful.

Thanks in advance

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chops_ukConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1) i've just realised that Visual Studio allows you to create .ico files natively, but I rfind it easier to use 

2) when you say you don't understand the concept of RegKey, do you mean the syntax or the whole registry concept ;)  ?

3) Ref .NET framework, have a look at this MSDN article:

good luck!
an ico file's actualy a specific file type.. there's ico creation software or snap ins for photoshop etc..  however, I recall just creating a bmp the correct dimentions and finding it worked... however, you ONLY get that dimension then.. i.e. just 16x16px or 32x32px.. the .ico file stores many different icon sizes in one file.
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