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I recently received a question from one of my customers, asking how to set the icon for an application (in this case a VCL application). This is something that I’d understood to be trivial, but when I tried it for myself I learned that in fact, it’s more tricky than I’d expected.

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  • This is categorically the wrong solution to the Emba IDE's failure to support PNG icons, introduced 10 years ago FWIW. Obviously the right solution would be for Emba to bring their IDE up to date in this regard. In the meantime though, you should never use 256px bmp icons due to their immense size. These size icons need to be PNG. The solution is to compile the resource using the MS resource compiler which has no such limitation.
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