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icon/image/bitmap alpha control?

Reference the visual basic power pack:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...bpowerpack.asp

I have been using win32 SHGetFileInfoW to get icons for my
"FileViewer " & "FolderView er" as is done in the power pack code. What
is unusual is that the icons are much darker than normal. You can see
this in the folder icons of figure 7 on the web page - sort of a black
lining.

1) How do you get icons that look like those that windows shows?
Should I be using a different win32 function? Is there some "alpha"
contrast level control somewhere?

2) Also when selecting, and say copying, a file the icon contrast
changes in WIndows Explorer - it washes out. How would one go about
doing that? A method in ListView? A method in ImageList? Manually
change the alpha value of each pixel?
Thanks for you time...
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