getting an icon for an .exe

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    getting an icon for an .exe

    is there some visual studio setting that I need to set to get it to display the icon i made for my game? I put the icon in the resources folder but it's still not working.

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    In VS 2003, this is probably the easiest way:
    Right Click on Resource Files, then Add->Add Resource..., click on Import..., change file type to Icon Files, select your icon.

    If you just add the .ico file to your "resources" folder, the .rc file won't be updated (or might not even exist) to reflect the changes.
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    I did all that though

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