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Ariel file icon extractor

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Submitted on: 1/10/2015 2:03:00 PM
By: Tom de Lange (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 26 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     This project demonstrates how to extract large and small icons associated with files into an imagelist and displaying them in a listview with the filenames. The SHGetFileInfo function of the shell32.dll library is used, which makes the job much easier than before. The ImageList_Draw function in comctl32.dll is used to draw the icon in a picture box,from where it is placed into the image list. Other submissions on PSC do an OK job on large icons, but the small icons are a mess. Not here! Credits to Peter Meier for his DelRecent posting.

 

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SHGetFileInfo() in shell32.dll
ImageList_Draw() in comctl32.dll
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