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Using My.Resources to get a button icon

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01-23-2014 08:49 AM

The Inventor API helps shows this for defining a button icon:


Dim oControlDefinitions As ControlDefinitions
Set oControlDefinitions = oApp.CommandManager.ControlDefinitions

Dim oLargeIcon As IPictureDisp
Dim oSmallIcon As IPictureDisp
Set oLargeIcon = LoadPicture(App.Path & "\Large.ico")
Set oSmallIcon = LoadPicture(App.Path & "\Small.ico")

Set oButtonDefinition = oControlDefinitions.AddButtonDefinition( _
  "Display Name", "invrSampleCommand", _
  kShapeEditCmdType, "CLSID of the AddIn", _
  "Description Text", "Tooltip", _
  oSmallIcon, oLargeIcon, _


But how would I use My.Resources to assign the button icon? 

Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility.VB6.IconToIPicture isn't supported anymore.

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Registered: ‎09-13-2012
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Re: Using My.Resources to get a button icon

01-24-2014 02:38 PM in reply to: Thomas.Rambach

Thomas, This is working for me when i use an addin wizard in Visual Basic 2010 Express :

Dim image1 As New Bitmap(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream("vdv.bmp"))

Dim progImage As IPictureDisp
progImage = InventorButton.ImageToPicture(image1)



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