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Push VB6 into many-colored icons?

Finally broke down and got nice icons from

They look great, but are horrible in the app.

I think the issue is that vb6 ImageList has shallow colordepth (and distorts many-colored icons with dithering).  Does anyone know how to address this?

Trying to push VB6 beyond its limits,
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Monday, October 31, 2005
JD Send private email
Monday, October 31, 2005
Are you sure you're using the right size icons? Some icon files have multiple "devices", so the file as a 32x32, 16x16, and other sized icons. VB will use the first "device" it finds, so if you want a 16x16 icon and it finds a 32x32, it scales the 32x32 down to 16x16, which looks like crap, instead of using the actual 16x16.

You can use an icon editor (the one if VC++ works) to copy the correct device to its own icon file.

Just an idea,
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Monday, October 31, 2005
JD -

Pain to implement, but looks great.  Thanks.

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