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I've tried 16x16x16, 32x32x16, 32x32x256 .. same results every time.
When I place the .ico onto the desktop most of the colors show up as grey, but the icon looks perfect in all the icon editors I've tried.
I also haven't found a single application that can package multiple images into a single .ico file. I have a 78 color bmp original, Paint Shop Pro, and about 5 or 6 different icon editors. After a couple days working on this problem, I'm no closer to producing an .ico file containing working 16x16x16, 32x32x16 icons .. =(
The various websites talk all around the problem I'm experiencing without actually providing any solutions. Any one out there understand this issue?
[edited by: mivox at 6:05 pm (utc) on April 3, 2003]
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I've never had the 'gray out' problem you describe with either of those problems. My first thought when I saw the post title was that you might not be using the right color palette... but it sounds like you have a pretty good grasp on that subject.
Hopefully someone else will come along who has dealt with the same issue...
I had set a registry key (ClassicShell=1) as a way of disabling ActiveDesktop (a true resource hog/waste). Recently, I found another, better way of disabling ActiveDesktop, so I deleted the registry key ClassicShell and presto! I'm still not sure why my 16 color icons weren't working, even with ClassicShell on. Perhaps this limits icons to a particular 16 color palette.
The icons no longer show up as grey. Sheeesh .. we all love Micros*ft and Windoze, right?