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How to get the icon with alpha channel using ExtractIconEx api?

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I use the API ExtractIcon to get icon from Shell32, but the returned icon
lost alpha channel, how get back the alpha channel? thank you.

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Private Declare Function ExtractIconEx Lib "shell32.dll" Alias
"ExtractIconExA" (ByVal lpszFile As String, ByVal nIconIndex As Int32, ByRef
phiconLarge As Int32, ByRef phiconSmall As Int32, ByVal nIcons As Int32) As
Private Declare Function DestroyIcon Lib "user32.dll" (ByVal hIcon As
Int32) As Int32

Function getIconFromFilename(ByVal filename As String, ByVal iconIndex
As Int16, ByVal largeIcon As Boolean) As Bitmap

Dim iconLarge As Int32
Dim iconSmall As Int32
If (ExtractIconEx(filename, iconIndex, iconLarge, iconSmall, 1) > 0)
Dim iconPtr As IntPtr

If largeIcon = True Then
iconPtr = New IntPtr(iconLarge)
iconPtr = New IntPtr(iconSmall)
End If

Dim iconRes As Icon = Icon.FromHandle(iconPtr)

Dim returnBitmap As Bitmap = iconRes.ToBitmap
If iconLarge <> 0 Then DestroyIcon(iconLarge)
If iconSmall <> 0 Then DestroyIcon(iconSmall)
Return returnBitmap
Return Nothing
End If

End Function
Apr 6 '06 #1
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