How To Change the Icon in an Application

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In a distributed application that will be run under Windows 95, you may need to change the icon so that the executable displays your own icon file instead of the FoxPro Logo. You can accomplish this by using a reference to the _SCREEN object. This will also change the title bar icon in a Windows 95 application.


The _SCREEN system memory variable specifies properties and methods for the main Visual FoxPro window. The property that needs to be changed in this case is the Icon property. To change the icon shown on the screen's title bar, use this command:
To show how this works, enter this command in the Command window with Visual FoxPro running under Windows 95. There is a directory of icons shipped with Visual FoxPro located in the following directory:
For more information on the _SCREEN system memory variable, query in the online Help using _SCREEN.


Article ID: 138757 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
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