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  • September 8, 2005

Changing a Windows Executable's Icon

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
NetBeans IDE 5.0 will be able to brand various aspects of a module suite project (click here for details). But, even though it'll go so far as to create a brand new executable for your application, it won't let you specify an icon for the executable (the icon that you will be able to specify is for the Help > About dialog box, not for the executable). Don't worry, though, there are at least two free on-line resource editors for customizing the executable's icon. Why not give them a try? Here they are:

I tried the first, Resource Hacker, and it was really easy to use.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Jan F. Sunday, June 18, 2006
    Helft mir ma mit den icons bitte meine auf der page sind einfach nur scheiße und lanweilig.Wenn es geht so im dunklem design weil das forum ja auch für gild wars ist.
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