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Graphic editors: visual basic 6:  Icon problems:

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Graphic editors: visual basic 6:  Icon problems:  I have an icon I made, but when I try to use it as the sysTray icon, I get the error:  Invalid picture (Error 481)An invalid graphics format "    However,  my icon works fine in all icon viewers and icon editors.   And it compiles fine in Visual Studio C++
So, how to fix the icon so it works with VB6?
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by:mankowitz
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what is the color depth of your icon? VB6 doesn't support truecolor. Try reducing it to 8bpp or 16bpp and see if it works.
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While waiting for an answer, I solved it myself by googling+experimenting.  I needed new icon software, and VB6 DOES accept Truecolor, but must be set it for 24bits, not 32, then it worked.  
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