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    Re: Changing Icon Resources on Win32 destroys application   -   Peter De Berdt

Changing Icon Resources on Win32 destroys application
Date: 07.08.02 15:49 (Wed, 07 Aug 2002 16:49:11 +0200)
From: Peter De Berdt
On Mac I'm using Iconographer to insert a complete icon set into my compiled
applications. I also save the icon set as a Windows XP .ICO file which I
then transfer to my Win XP Pro PC.

On PC, I then use an application that is capable of replacing the icon
resource of the .exe file (Microangelo or something like that). I do get my
32 bit Windows XP icon in the resource of my application, but after that my
app simply won't run.

Does anyone know of a good Win32 app that can insert windows xp icons into
the resource and leaves the MWRB application intact?
The icons that RB inserts are crap, they don't even show up decently as
8-bit icons, the set for the 32-bit icons is not available.

Kind regards,

Peter De Berdt
Data Line Solutions

Re: Changing Icon Resources on Win32 destroys application
Date: 07.08.02 22:41 (Wed, 7 Aug 2002 22:41:29 +0100)
From: Sam Rowlands
Bizzare, I have been using MicroAngelo since RB version 2.0 I stopped
recently because RB 4.5 now does Win32 icons. Which of course makes life
so much easier and I no longer have to use Iconographer for OS X icons.

On Wednesday, August 7, 2002, at 03:49 , Peter De Berdt wrote:

> On PC, I then use an application that is capable of replacing the icon
> resource of the .exe file (Microangelo or something like that). I do
> get my
> 32 bit Windows XP icon in the resource of my application, but after
> that my
> app simply won't run.
Regards

Sam Rowlands

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Re: Changing Icon Resources on Win32 destroys application
Date: 08.08.02 09:08 (Thu, 08 Aug 2002 10:08:04 +0200)
From: Peter De Berdt
>> On PC, I then use an application that is capable of replacing the icon
>> resource of the .exe file (Microangelo or something like that). I do
>> get my
>> 32 bit Windows XP icon in the resource of my application, but after
>> that my
>> app simply won't run.
>
> Bizzare, I have been using MicroAngelo since RB version 2.0 I stopped
> recently because RB 4.5 now does Win32 icons. Which of course makes life
> so much easier and I no longer have to use Iconographer for OS X icons.

The only other reason for the crashing of my app I can see is my use of
Valentina, but I don't think this is the case. My crashing has to do with
overwriting data that shouldn't have been there, but clearly is.

You're saying RB 4.5 does Win32 icons, I'm using RB 4.5 to check if it does
32-bit Windows XP icons and it doesn't. Take any of those fancy Iconfactory
icons (World of Aqua or any that have 32-bit icons in them) and paste it in
the Icons dialog. Then have a look at your icon on XP, it looks like it's
made up of 4 colors instead of millions. Then use Iconographer and save the
icon as an .ICO file. Replace it using MicroAngelo. It looks great. Unless
I'm missing the point on how to paste 32 bit Windows XP icons into RealBasic
of course :-)

Can anyone at RealSoftware confirm or deny the use of 32-bit XP icons when
building an app?

Peter De Berdt
Pre- and Aftersales
Data Line Solutions bvba
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Tel. 050/83.20.00
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