Adding an Icon in LightSwitch Visual Studio 2012


In this article we will learn how to add an icon to your application. In this article the Application Designer takes a (.png) file that I have created using Paint.

The Application icon is stored as a resource in the application. 

Note: Icon images must be .png files that are of 32 by 32 pixels.

Adding a Program Icon

Step 1

In order to create the image I have used Microsoft Paint.

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Step 2

After creating the image in paint I click on the resize button to resize the image. When I click on the resize button a dialog box appears.

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Step 3

After inserting the value in the Resize Dialog Box, click "OK".

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Step 4

Save the Image in the folder where we want to save it.

Step 5

Open the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2012.

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Step 6

In the Solution Explorer, double-click on the Properties to open the Application Designer.

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Step 7

In the Application Designer, click on the General Properties tab.

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Step 8

Click the "Select" button that is to the right of the Application icon field.

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Step 9

Select an image; the dialog box will appear.

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Step 10

In the select image dialog box click on the "Import" Button.

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Step 11

In the Open dialog box, choose the folder that contains the .png image files and then select an image and then click "Open".

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Step 12

Click "OK" to close the Select Image dialog Box.


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