App and window icon on Windows (DEF-3126) (SOLVED)

#21

I am still unable to add a custom icon into my Windows bundles. Application still has the defold icon. Unable to release application until we can properly brand the app. I am using version 1.2.152

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#22

We’re all away on a corporate event this week, but we’ll take a look at this on Monday.

@Pkeod. You got Windows icons to work didn’t you?

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#23

Yes - I think we rely on DefOS to display the window icon properly. You can check the DefOS example for an example on how to set window icon fully.

@david.oshiro How are you making your Windows ICO file? Can you upload sample? I think ones generated from https://iconverticons.com/ work if you upload a large enough size.

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#24

We obviously need to document the requirements and steps better. I’ll make a note and make sure we update it next week.

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#25

@david.oshiro could you explain a bit more what you have tried? It should be a .ico file as described here: App and window icon on Windows (DEF-3126) (SOLVED)

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#26

These settings appear to have worked. It is weird to have to use an extension to add an icon to your app. I also noticed that the order of the layers makes a difference. It should be listed like your example from largest to smallest. I had it reversed and the icon did not show up.

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#27

It’s because of the legacy of Defold being mobile first and not desktop first, but at least these days we can get most of the desktop polish we want. I still think DefOS should be an official part of the engine even if its functions are also an optional extension. And icons should work without the extension needed.

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