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TraySetIcon(@WindowsDir & "\system32\shell32.dll",$x)

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Hi.

Autoit 3.3.6.1 on Windows XP SP3 (compiled and from SciTE Editor)

$Sleep = 100
For $i = 1 To 238 ; shell32.dll has 238 icons (WinXP)
    ToolTip("      $i=" & $i, MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1))
    TraySetIcon(@WindowsDir & "\system32\shell32.dll", $i)
    If ($i > 50) And ($i < 60) Then
        $Sleep = 400
        ; slower, to see the # better
    ElseIf ($i > 130) and ($i < 160) Then
        $Sleep = 400
    Else
        $Sleep = 100
    EndIf
    Sleep($Sleep)
Next

This is fact for several WinXP SP3 PCs.

Do I miss something? Is it a bug?

Regards, Rudi.


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Bump.

could pls somebody tell, if he/she get's the same result? (for the values mentioned *NOT* the icon, that should be set, but the default "autoit" icon)

TIA, Rudi.


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You didn't describe what you're trying to do, what your code does, and what the expected results are. No wonder you're not getting a reply. Looking at your code though, I think I can guess that you're confused that shell32.dll does not have icons under certain indexes. This is not a bug, there are simply no icons there.

Note, though, that every OS has a different shell32 with different icons.

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@Rudi

Try using the icon number instead of icon name as in -55 to -132. You may have to adjust those numbers by 1 0r 2, I didn't look them up.


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Hi.

You didn't describe what you're trying to do, what your code does, and what the expected results are. No wonder you're not getting a reply. Looking at your code though, I think I can guess that you're confused that shell32.dll does not have icons under certain indexes. This is not a bug, there are simply no icons there.

Note, though, that every OS has a different shell32 with different icons.

I want to select icon #55 from shell32.dll to be set as the systray icon for that script.

It failed.

So I did this simple script, that loops through the icons in shell32.dll, setting one after another as the "active" icon for the systray icon of the autoit script.

It works fine for the most icons, but 55 and several followers in a row, the "autoit default icon" is / remains set.

Regards, Rudi.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi.

@Rudi

Try using ... -55 to -132. ...

Now I think I at least have an idea what these two lines mean.

[cite]

Passing a positive number will reference the string equivalent icon name.

Passing a negative number causes 1-based "index" behaviour. Some Dll can have icon extracted just with negative numbers.

[/cite]

What exactly is meant by "sting equivalent icon name"? Aren't icons in DLLs always referenced with their "icon number" ? How could I read from shell32.dll, what would have been the correct "icon name"?

Thanks for you helpful reply, Rudi.

Edited by rudi

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Just like GEOSoft said...

HotKeySet("{ESC}","_Exit")

$Sleep = 100
For $i = -1 To -238 Step -1 ; shell32.dll has 238 icons (WinXP)
    ToolTip("      $i=" & $i, MouseGetPos(0), MouseGetPos(1))
    TraySetIcon(@WindowsDir & "\system32\shell32.dll", $i)
    If ($i < -50) And ($i > -60) Then
        $Sleep = 400
        ; slower, to see the # better
    ElseIf ($i < -130) and ($i > -160) Then
        $Sleep = 400
    Else
        $Sleep = 100
    EndIf
    Sleep($Sleep)
Next

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc

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If you were to open that file (icon groups, not icons) in Resource Hacker instead of an icon editor you would see that there are gaps in the naming sequence(positive numbers >> string name), Shell32.dll is exactly like that. Icon editors almost always reference them by the index number which will always be a complete sequence, those that reference names require that you do some carefull checking. All you have to do is add the negative sign to let AutoIt know you are referencing an index number. When using the icons from an exe file, be careful of the first icon, it can be either 0 or -1 and that is why I said you may have to shift your number by 1 or 2. I have had more failures referencing by icon name than I care to remember.


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