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Posted on 2009-03-31
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Attempting to get an icon/bitmap to be displayed with my UserControl, but failing miserably.
1.) There is a bit map for this control "ctrlBankBitSW.bmp
2.) The bit map has been set to a build oaction of "Embedded Resource"
3.) The project is set to "Class Library"

What am I missing?
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Data;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
 
namespace libSigCntrl
{
   //[ToolboxBitmap(@"ctrlBankBitSW.bmp")]
   public partial class ctrlBankBitSW : UserControl
   {
      public ctrlBankBitSW()
      {
         InitializeComponent();
      }
   }
}

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Question by:graber
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by:jjardine
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Looks like the Toolbox Attribute is commented out?
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by:Anurag Thakur
ID: 24038699
How to: Provide a Toolbox Bitmap for a Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4wk1wc0a.aspx from microsoft
rest all the samples on the net were saying about giving the fully qualified path for the bitmap but the 3rs sample from microsoft did not use that approach
try, it might work
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by:graber
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sorry about that jjardine... the comment was intentional.. I failed to remove before posting.  But even with the comment it still fails.
namespace libSigCntrl
{
   [ToolboxBitmap(typeof(ctrlBitSW),@"ctrlBitSW.bmp")]
   public partial class ctrlBitSW : UserControl
   {
      public ctrlBitSW()
      {
         InitializeComponent();
      }
   }
}
 
namespace libSigCntrl
{
   [ToolboxBitmap(typeof(ctrlBankBitSW),"ctrlBankBitSW")]
   public partial class ctrlBankBitSW : UserControl
   {
      public ctrlBankBitSW()
      {
         InitializeComponent();
      }
   }
}

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by:graber
ID: 24053138
According to a Microsoft MSDN form for C# and http://www.bobpowell.net/toolboxbitmap.htm
the source should look like the code Snippet

But I still don't show the images for either of the UserControls
ctrlBitSW.cs
namespace libSigCntrl
{
   [ToolboxBitmap(typeof(ctrlBitSW_res), "libSigCntrl.ctrlBitSW.bmp")]
   public partial class ctrlBitSW : UserControl
   {
      public ctrlBitSW()
      {
         InitializeComponent();
      }
   }
}
 
internal class ctrlBitSW_res{}
------------
ctrlBankBitSW.cs
namespace libSigCntrl
{
   [ToolboxBitmap(typeof(ctrlBankBitSW_res), "libSigCntrl.ctrlBankBitSW.bmp")]
   public partial class ctrlBankBitSW : UserControl
   {
      public ctrlBankBitSW()
      {
         InitializeComponent();
      }
   }
}
internal class ctrlBankBitSW_res { }

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ID: 24103177
The particulars the developement enviorment:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Version 8.0.50727.867  (vsvista.050727-8600)
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 2.0.50727
Installed Edition: Professional
Microsoft Visual C# 2005   77626-009-2070057-41395
Microsoft Visual C# 2005
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601)  
This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB932232)  
This Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.

Well the explaination is: It's a bug.  
But the good news is there is a workaround.  The reason that it works will require some more investigation on my part but this will work.

1.) Add a bitmap to your project space with the same name as the class that it will be used to represent it.  Once you've added it it will be right above the class that will be using it.
2.) Add the end of class to use the bit map add:
     internal class <name>_res{}
     The <name> is what ever you called the class followed by "_res{}".
3.) Add the ToolBoxBitmap as follows:
     [ToolboxBitmap(typeof(<name>_res), "<project name>.<name>.bmp")]
4.) After compiling right click on the "Toolbox" palette and choose the "Choose Item" option. Then when the "Choose Toolbox Items" Dialog appears select "Browse".  Locate the dll for the control you are developing and select "Open".

The bitmap that you created for your control wil show up on the "Toolbox Palette"
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by:graber
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5.) On the properties for the bmp file change the Build Action Option to "Embedded Resource"
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