Icon resource

An Icon resource represents an icon image for use in the installer's user interface, typically as a visual note in a dialog box or instead of a caption in some controls. To display an icon image, you must place the appropriate control in the dialog box, then link the control to the desired Icon resource.

Icon resources may contain several icon images of different sizes or color depths. Controls that accept Icon resources contain an attribute that allows you to select the desired image size for that control.

Note: Icon resources are stored as external files; the InstallMate project file only contains the external file path for each Icon resource, not the Icon resource itself. You cannot edit Icon resources in InstallMate; you must use a separate icon editor instead.

InstallMate controls that accept an Icon resource are: CheckBox, Icon, PushButton, RadioButton


The following attributes and options are available.

Attribute Description
Name Enter the name for the Icon resource. This name is used in InstallMate to refer to the icon and must be unique among all Icon resources.
Icon path Displays the file path for the icon resource. To select a different icon file, click ... (browse) to open a standard Open dialog box that lets you browse for the desired icon file.
Icon index [Read-only] Index of the icon within the Icon path file.

Related topics

Icons, Working with attribute panes