Icons in SWF Studio

When you look at an application created SWF Studio you see an icon associated with the application that probably looks something like this one:

In reality there are 12 different icon resources in every SWF Studio application and Windows chooses the best icon to display in different situations.

SWF Studio allows you to replace any or all of these icons by specifying a project icon on the Output Tab. SWF Studio will extract the various resources from the ICO file you supply and use them to replace the SWF Studio default icon resources.

NOTE: If you don't supply an icon with all 12 resource formats, your users may see the SWF Studio default icon on some operating systems.

256x256 pixels at 4 bits per pixel (16 color) new for Vista
48x48 pixels at 4 bits per pixel (16 color)
32x32 pixels at 4 bits per pixel (16 color)
16x16 pixels at 4 bits per pixel (16 color)

256x256 pixels at 8 bits per pixel (256 color) new for Vista
48x48 pixels at 8 bits per pixel (256 color)
32x32 pixels at 8 bits per pixel (256 color)
16x16 pixels at 8 bits per pixel (256 color)

256x256 pixels at 32 bits per pixel (true color + alpha) new for Vista
48x48 pixels at 32 bits per pixel (true color + alpha)
32x32 pixels at 32 bits per pixel (true color + alpha)
16x16 pixels at 32 bits per pixel (true color + alpha)

There are a number of commercial icon editors available that can produce icon files with all the correct resources. We recommend a product called IcoFX made by Attila Kovrig. It's small, FREE, feature packed and definitely worth a look.