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NotifyIcon - how to create a new one?

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Hey all, which program(s) should I use and what should the size be for
desiging a new ico file which will be a notifyicon?
Nov 20 '05 #1
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The notify Icon should be 16x16 in size, or atleast those are the ones I
use. I use Axialis Icon Workshop to create my icons. I like it much better
than Microangelo.

http://www.axialis.com/

Also, you could create 16x6 notifyicons in all color formats, but I usually
stick with 16 colors.

john

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Hey all, which program(s) should I use and what should the size be for
desiging a new ico file which will be a notifyicon?

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Hey all, which program(s) should I use and what should the size be for
desiging a new ico file which will be a notifyicon?


In addition to John's reply:

<msnd>
To avoid icon distortion, be aware that notification area icons have
different levels of support under different versions of Microsoft®
Windows®. Windows 95, Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 support
icons of up to 4 bits per pixel (BPP). Windows Millennium Edition
(Windows Me) and Windows 2000 support icons of a color depth up to the
current display mode. Windows XP supports icons of up to 32 BPP.
</msdn>

If you are using VS.NET, you can use its icon editor to create the
icons.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #3

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