i have an icon with atransparent background that i want to assign to an MFC dialog based application
but the problem is that this icon appears to have a white background .... how to make it transparent ......
pleeease help

Do you mean that when you use the IDE to assign the icon to your application that the resulting EXE's icon is missing its transparency?

It could be that the IDE is too old to handle alpha transparency (bit-transparency should work just fine).

In which case you will have to use a program like Resource Hacker to update the main icon directly.

Alas. Hope this helps.