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Icons in VS 05

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The icon maker in 2005 only allows 16 colors. Whats the best method for putting an icon in my exe with the most amount of colors windows supports. or what do I need to do to make it work? I notice other icons in exe's seem to have 256 colors or something how do i make my exe have a good icon?

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You can make a regular bitmap or tga with alpha channel, and save as .ico using the Gimp or something. Then in Visual studio import the icon as a resource and it should be fine.

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VS2005 does support 256 color icons. If you have MSDN Library installed, copy the following url into the Windows Run dialog: ms-help://MS.VSCC.v80/MS.MSDN.v80/MS.VisualStudio.v80.en/dv_vcresed/html/2738089b-4fd3-4c45-96ae-6a15e4c6b780.htm

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Yeah I was able to adjust the colors, but 256 is limiting

So I tried to adjust the pallete, and I seem to fail alot trying to do it.

cant seem to to get the colors I want.

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