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Extracting Icons from EXE/DLL and Icon Manipulation

, 17 Jan 2009 CPOL 83.4K 7.2K 77
How to extract icons from EXE/DLL, split/merge icons, and get icons associated with files.
IconPack_Demo.zip
IconPack
IconPackDemo.exe
TAFactory.IconPack.dll
IconPack_Src.zip
IconPackSln
IconPack
bin
Release
Properties
IconPackDemo
bin
Release
IconPackDemo.vshost.exe
Properties
Settings.settings
Resources
icon.ico
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Abdallah Gomah
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Abdallah Gomah
Master in Computer Science, 2013, Faculty of Computers & Information, Cairo University (Egypt)

- Working as a developer since I graduated from the faculty.
- Like coding in C++ aloso like to code in assembly.
- Have a great experience in coding with .NET (C#/VB), but I prefer the C# notation.
- Had written a lot of applications Desktop and Web.

I love playing football as much as I love the programming.

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