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The CreateIconFromResourceEx function creates an icon or cursor from resource bits describing the icon.

HICON CreateIconFromResourceEx(

    PBYTE pbIconBits,

// pointer to icon or cursor bits

    DWORD cbIconBits,

// number of bytes in bit buffer

    BOOL fIcon,

// icon or cursor flag

    DWORD dwVersion,

// Windows format version

    int cxDesired,

// desired width of icon or cursor

    int cyDesired,

// desired height of icon or cursor

    UINT uFlags

// load resource flags



Points to a buffer containing the icon or cursor resource bits. These bits are typically loaded by calls to the LookupIconIdFromDirectoryEx and LoadResource functions.
Specifies the size, in bytes, of the set of bits pointed to by the pbIconBits parameter.
Specifies whether an icon or a cursor is to be created. If this parameter is TRUE, an icon is to be created. If it is FALSE, a cursor is to be created.
Specifies the version number of the icon or cursor format for the resource bits pointed to by the pbIconBits parameter. This parameter can be one of the following values:



Windows 2.x


Windows 3.x


All Win32-based applications use the Windows 3.x format for icons and cursors.

Specifies the desired width, in pixels, of the icon or cursor. If this parameter is zero, the function uses the SM_CXICON or SM_CXCURSOR system metric value to set the width.
Specifies the desired height, in pixels, of the icon or cursor. If this parameter is zero, the function uses the SM_CYICON or SM_CYCURSOR system metric value to set the height.
Specifies a combination of the following values:




Uses the default color format.


Creates a monochrome icon or cursor.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the handle to the icon or cursor.

If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The CreateIconFromResourceEx, CreateIconFromResource, CreateIconIndirect, GetIconInfo, and LookupIconIdFromDirectoryEx functions allow shell applications and icon browsers to examine and use resources from throughout the system.

See Also

BITMAPINFOHEADER, CreateIconFromResource, CreateIconIndirect, GetIconInfo, LoadResource, LookupIconIdFromDirectoryEx


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