Visual Studio Installer: Icons

I used to think that saving as bitmap and renaming as ico was enough to create icons. But that is not true. While these files work in some cases as icons, they are not treated as valid icons by the visual studio installer projects.



1. Download Paint.NET

2. Download Icons plugin at

3. Paste in (Paint.NET folder)\FileTypes


About vijayvepa

I'm a software consultant for Software Specialists Inc. currently working at Philips Respironics, Pittsburgh

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