How do u make a icon for your program

This is a discussion on How do u make a icon for your program within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; i was just wonderin how can i make (or copy) an icon for my programs...

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    How do u make a icon for your program

    i was just wonderin how can i make (or copy) an icon for my programs

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    Make or get your icon, then add it into your resource script. Now you can load it into you windows class for your window to use that icon. If you mean the executable, in Dev-C++ when I just add the icon into the resource script and compile it makes that icon my exe's icon.
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    can u give me the code to do that in Dev C++ for an exe

    and is there any way to copy another icon

    or how do I make an original icon (Paint or another graphics program?)
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    You can download a free trial of a program called IconForge here. Actually here is a very nice tutorial on icons and menus here.
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    icon forge is great
    but.....

    im very new to programming

    so can u maybe post the icon code with "hello world" so that i can better understand

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    Since I can't post zip files or Dev projects and resource scripts, PM me your email and I will email it to you, ok?
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    Hi,

    For those who might be interested, there is a MSDN article, "Creating Windows XP Icons".

    This article discusses how to design and create colorful and dynamic icons for Windows XP using a vector program, such as FreeHand or Illustrator, and Photoshop. (19 printed pages)
    The URL is:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...winxpicons.asp

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    If you are at the 'Hello World' stage then why are so so worried about what your icon looks like?

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    Yes, I agree.
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    well i thought i might add a personal touch to some of my programs

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    Everyone likes making funky icons for their programs

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    Yeah, but I can't send you an example project that uses an icon without an email address.
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    k my email is msc50cent@hotmail.com

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    Sent.
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    Axialis Icon Workshop is great for making icons.

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