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How to change Icon of a Exe file

dubidubi Posts: 121Member
I like to change the Icon of a Exe file.
There are tools to do it,but none with full access when
downloaded freely from sites.
Can changing the Icon of a Exe file be done programmatically.
Is there any code to change the Icon of a Exe file.
Or any other suggestions......

Thanks!

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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : I like to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : There are tools to do it,but none with full access when
    : downloaded freely from sites.
    : Can changing the Icon of a Exe file be done programmatically.
    : Is there any code to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : Or any other suggestions......
    :
    : Thanks!
    :
    The icon of a .exe is stored somewhere in the resources within that file. It is possible to access those resources and change them programmatically, but I know a bit of it, but obtaining the handle of the resource might be a problem. You could start out by looking into the THandleStream and the TIcon objects.
  • _yilmaz_yilmaz Posts: 150Member
    You can change it by using the menu:

    Project/Options/

    select the Applications tab and then press the Load Icon button.

    (if i have not misunderstood your question)

    : : I like to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : : There are tools to do it,but none with full access when
    : : downloaded freely from sites.
    : : Can changing the Icon of a Exe file be done programmatically.
    : : Is there any code to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : : Or any other suggestions......
    : :
    : : Thanks!
    : :
    : The icon of a .exe is stored somewhere in the resources within that file. It is possible to access those resources and change them programmatically, but I know a bit of it, but obtaining the handle of the resource might be a problem. You could start out by looking into the THandleStream and the TIcon objects.
    :

  • jamesb800jamesb800 Posts: 105Member
    Do a google search for ResHacker...it is free and works quite well. It will allow you to change the icon for any exe file in addition to grabbing the bmp's and icon in th exe file.

    James

    : I like to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : There are tools to do it,but none with full access when
    : downloaded freely from sites.
    : Can changing the Icon of a Exe file be done programmatically.
    : Is there any code to change the Icon of a Exe file.
    : Or any other suggestions......
    :
    : Thanks!
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