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Question About Icon For My Gui

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Windows XP Home 2002

AutoIt v3 build 101 pub 11Mar2004

AutoIt3-GUI v102.17

I've written a GUI script using AutoIt3-GUI. I compile it using the command below.

RunWait( @programfilesdir & '\AutoIt3\AutoItGUI\Aut2Exe.exe /in myscript.au3 /icon "' & @programfilesdir & '\AutoIt3\Aut2Exe\Icons\Misc\Helping Hand.ico"')

Notice that I am using an icon that is supplied with AutoIt3.

The icon looks nice in Windows Explorer when I look at the folder my script is installed to. The icon looks nice on the desktop, when I make a shortcut to myscript.

However, when I run myscript.exe, the icon in the window title looks ugly. The white gloved helping hand, looks like it has arthritis. :D

This icon is 32x32, why does it looks bad in the window title?

Will this be resolved in a future release?

Is there some other kind of icon that I should give it (other than 32x32)?

Is there something I can do to resolve this problem?

Thank you,

Lilla

Edited by Lilla

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I understand that, normally, if is an icon(32x32) always is resized

to 16x16px for a window title (Windows rules's). :huh2:

If you want see better the icon, you would have to design a icon for this size. (16x16) :D

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I understand that, normally, if is an icon(32x32) always is resized

to 16x16px for a window title (Windows rules's).  :huh2:

If you want see better the icon, you would have to design a icon for this size. (16x16)  :D

Thanks for explaining. I guess I need to learn how to tweak icons.

Maybe for now, I'll just try to find an icon that looks ok as is.

Lilla

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

By the way, a single ICO file can contain both 16x16 and 32x32 images, but AutoIt/Aut2Exe only uses the first 32x32 image for the tray icon..... (Hmm, bug/enhancement request?]

In the past, I've used IconEdit32 (freeware) for editing icons. Also, the newest version of IranView has good icon support.

Good Luck

P.S. Even the icons provided with the full install of AutoIt look bad as tray icons :D Look atin C:\Program Files\AutoIt3\Aut2Exe\Icons in "list" or "details" view.

Edited by CyberSlug

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