Executable's properties?

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    Executable's properties?

    I've just created a little dialog and noticed that an icon I used on it has become the executable's icon. How can I change this?

    Also, you know when you right click and .exe and click the summary tab, can I change that to reflect my company, name and version number etc etc?

    I'm using Visual Studio 2003 (Native Win32 app, not .NET).
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    create a new resource, should be at the very bottom, called "Version". Fill it out and compile the project, VS will automatically put all the data into the .exe
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    Also, Explorer will pick the first icon compiled into your executable file when displaying it as an icon on the desktop or in a folder.

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    Okies, thanks guys.
    Come to think of it, the icon shouldn't be a problem since I'll most likely end up making it a DLL.
    Last edited by cboard_member; 07-11-2006 at 03:09 PM.
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