i want to extract icon from exe file.
does anyone know how to do this??

thank you very much

Regards
Estella

declared on module...

Private Const SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME = &H200, SHGFI_EXETYPE = &H2000, SHGFI_SYSICONINDEX = &H4000, SHGFI_LARGEICON = &H0, SHGFI_SMALLICON = &H1, SHGFI_SHELLICONSIZE = &H4, SHGFI_TYPENAME = &H400, ILD_TRANSPARENT = &H1, BASIC_SHGFI_FLAGS = SHGFI_TYPENAME Or SHGFI_SHELLICONSIZE Or SHGFI_SYSICONINDEX Or SHGFI_DISPLAYNAME Or SHGFI_EXETYPE
Private Type SHFILEINFO
    hIcon As Long: iIcon As Long: dwAttributes As Long: szDisplayName As String * MAX_PATH: szTypeName As String * 80
End Type
Private Declare Function SHGetFileInfo Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "SHGetFileInfoA" (ByVal pszPath As String, ByVal dwFileAttributes As Long, psfi As SHFILEINFO, ByVal cbSizeFileInfo As Long, ByVal uFlags As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function ImageList_Draw Lib "Comctl32.dll" (ByVal himl As Long, ByVal i As Long, ByVal hDCDest As Long, ByVal X As Long, ByVal Y As Long, ByVal Flags As Long) As Long
Private shinfo As SHFILEINFO, sshinfo As SHFILEINFO

Public Enum IconRetrieve
    ricnLarge = 32
    ricnSmall = 16
End Enum
Comments
awesome
Great Code

thanks to completed my declaration.
actually i don't have idea to do this function.
do you know a function to retrieve icon from exe file using my delcaration?

add this following code in your module :

Public Sub RetrieveIcon(fName As String, DC As PictureBox, icnSize As IconRetrieve)
    Dim hImgSmall, hImgLarge As Long  'the handle to the system image list
    DC.Cls
    Select Case icnSize
    Case ricnSmall
        hImgSmall = SHGetFileInfo(fName$, 0&, shinfo, Len(shinfo), BASIC_SHGFI_FLAGS Or SHGFI_SMALLICON)
        Call ImageList_Draw(hImgSmall, shinfo.iIcon, DC.hDC, 0, 0, ILD_TRANSPARENT)
    Case ricnLarge
        hImgLarge& = SHGetFileInfo(fName$, 0&, shinfo, Len(shinfo), BASIC_SHGFI_FLAGS Or SHGFI_LARGEICON)
        Call ImageList_Draw(hImgLarge, shinfo.iIcon, DC.hDC, 0, 0, ILD_TRANSPARENT)
    End Select
End Sub

this function will called like this :

RetrieveIcon lblPath.Caption, PicIcon32, ricnLarge

PicIcon32 is picturebox

hope this helps...

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Always Give the best answer...Thanks jx_man
Nice
never seen before
Really great code. you're the great coder with awesome codes. thank you very much Jx_Man :)

yes, got it.
Working like a charm.

RetrieveIcon "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe", PicIcon32, ricnLarge

Thank you very much

btw if i want to see the small one, i use bellow code :

RetrieveIcon "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe", PicIcon32, ricnSmall

That right jx??

Ok. Thanks again.
you really help me much with great code.
This thread already solved.

hello every one,

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