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IconLib Detailed Information

IconLib is a REALbasic plugin to read file icons. The IconLib uses a simple object oriented syntax to read various of icon types.

     Main Features:

  • Can read all sizes (including 128x128) of File Icons on MacOS systems.
  • Can read grayscale icon masks on MacOS systems.
  • Can read 16x16 and 32x32 Icons on Windows systems.
  • Is PPC - Carbon and Win32 compatible.
  • Will automatically switch to old Icon API on old MacOS systems that dont support the modern Icon API.

  • The IconLib plugin comes fully documented in 3 ways:
    1. HTML Documentation
    2. On-Line Documentation
    3. We document our plugins with RB Plugin Plunger, which means that the documentation is built into the plugin. To read the documentation users need to download RB Plugin Plunger which is a free utility which was created by some Plugin authors to provide a standardized documentation for plugins.
  • The plugin comes with sample projecta which demonstrates how to use the IconLib. There is one Cross Platform example, and one to deal with MacOS specific features.
   Under the hood:
  • IconLib is written in C, its native code for each target platform, no platform emulation is done.