I have a C# winForm project that uses a ContextMenuStrip. I dynamically add ToolStripMenuItems to the ContextMenuStrip based on use interaction. When I add a new ToolStripMenuItem I set it's Text property and Image property. I don't know how to the set the Image property without getting the image from the location where it's at. How do I add the imagine to my project? Here's an example of what my code is doing
ContextMenuStrip cxtMnuStrp = new ContextMenuStrip;
private void Button_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
ToolStripMenuItem item = new ToolStripMenuItem("uniqueName");
item.Image = Image.FromFile(@"C:\MyFolder\MyIcon.ico");
if (cxtMnuStrp.Items.ContainsKey(item) == false)
With "item.Image = Image.FromFile(@"C:\MyFolder\MyIcon.ico")" When I distribute my each machine would have to have the "C:\MyFoler" directory and also have the "MyIcon.ico" on their computer in the "C:\MyFoler" directory.
Plus it doesn't seem right that I have hit the hard drive each time I want to add an icon to my ToolStripMenuItem
Add the image as an embedded resource in your project, then you can use Image.FromStream and Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream to load your image. You can also add a settings file and add the images to the settings file then just use the properties of the settings file to get the image.
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