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The Remarks on GuiCtrlSetImage state :

Use a resource hacker to know the value of the valid icon name in a file.

GUICtrlSetImage ( controlID, filename [, iconname [, icontype]] )

Like what?? I've downloaded and tried Reshack - but the .ico is not a valid exe or resource file - so no go there.

I opened the file with Gimp and the layers are named "Icon #1" through "Icon #4" - It has four icons in it and I've tried "Icon #4" and such - no good. I've tried "22", "24", etc... no good.

So, How do I know what "name" the icon I want from the .ico file is??

Global $heartbeat = GUICtrlCreateButton("",610,02,32,32,$BS_ICON)
GUICtrlSetImage($heartbeat,"redlight_hearts.ico","Icon #4")
; Icon #1 - yellow, Icon #2 - red, Icon #3 - green, Icon #4 - black
Edited by Graywalker

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Try to use the ordinal (-5,-6 ...)

Or make a loop, to find the index:

Global $heartbeat = GUICtrlCreateButton("",610,02,32,32,$BS_ICON)
For $i=1 To 10;check the first ten indexes
Sleep(500);to see what's happen

or use Koda (load the icon for the button and see there)

Edited by taietel

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Well, I worked around it by:

Using Gimp to extract and save each icon to it's own .ico file.

Downloaded and installed IcoFX and used it's Resource Editor to add each .ico and save it as an .icl (Icon List) file.

Now :

GUICtrlSetImage($heartbeat, "BK_Set.icl", 1); Icon #1 - black, Icon #2 - green, Icon #3 - red, Icon #4 - yellow
works fine.

Apparently, the SetImage doesn't actually work with multiple Icon files - only .dll, .exe, .icl and other "resource" files to pull out the icon from those compiled sources.


GUICtrlSetImage($heartbeat, "heart_red.ico")
would work fine, but not
GUICtrlSetImage($heartbeat, "hearts_.ico",3)
- that would show the first icon in the .ico - or nothing.

To use multiple icons in one file you need a compiled resource.

With those, yes, a resource hacker would find the proper name for the icon I was seeking. Resource hackers do nothing on .ico files... lol!

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