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Author Topic: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer  (Read 2782 times)

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NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« on: December 20, 2015, 11:11:30 AM »
NANY 2016 Entry Information

Application Name Iconus
Version 1.0
Short Description Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
Supported OSes Windows 7 (probably works on most Windows versions, but untested)
Web Page BGM's Goodies Page
Online Help File
Download Link Download zip file
System Requirements
  • About 3 Megabytes of space for all the files
Version History
  • December 21, 2015 - First Release; version 1.0
Author Link to Author's Profile page on Stack Exchange


Description
Being a coder/programmer I often need to view the icons inside of a dll or an icl file.  I have tried all sorts of icon viewers and there are a lot of them, but none of them did everything that I wanted, or else I found them klunky in one way or another.  So, in the end I built my own which works exactly the way I want it to.

What I wanted most of all was to complement my particular workflow:
  • Quickly open a library (either by drag-n-drop or commandline)
  • Quickly fetch an icon's position
  • Quickly extract an icon if I want it

Features
  • Designed to be Quick and Easy
  • View icons at 16x16 or 32x32
  • Easily and quickly switch between libraries
  • Common Libs menu:  Keep a library of often used icon libraries
  • History List: Keep history of viewed libraries
  • Open the library in your favourite icon library editor
  • Open icon libraries in Iconus via commandline, drag-n-drop, file-browse
  • Get detailed information on each icon in the library
  • Easily extract any icon in the library
  • Easily fetch the icon's ID


Planned Features
  • Option to associate file types
  • Update the help file with commandline info  (I forgot)

Screenshots
screenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_001.pngscreenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_002.png
screenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_003.pngscreenshot_(Iconus) [Iconus]_004.png

Usage
Installation
To install Iconus, simply extract the contents of the zip file to any folder.

Using the Application
Designed for the sake of the ease-of-use in fetching an icon's index from .exe, .dll, .icl, .ico files.
You can open files via drag-n-drop, commandline, or file-browse.

Uninstallation
How does a user uninstall the Application?  Just delete the files.

Known Issues
The History List can be a little quirky; it still needs a little work to tune up, but it works for the most part.
-bgmCoder
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 01:21:11 PM by BGM »

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Re: NANY 2016 Pledge: Iconus - a handy dandy icon viewer
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 04:24:21 PM »
is there a download link?

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Re: NANY 2016 Pledge: Iconus - a handy dandy icon viewer
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 01:13:44 AM »
My request is to use the NANY template, available in the combobox at the top of the message editor, so all entries have the same structure. Now it looks just like any regular forum-message :(

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Re: NANY 2016 Pledge: Iconus - a handy dandy icon viewer
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 11:54:10 AM »
Ath - I did say I was going to update my post with a NANY template as soon as I got things together.
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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 12:12:39 PM »
Looking good  :up:

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 12:12:48 PM »
Ath - I did say I was going to update my post with a NANY template as soon as I got things together.
I'm sorry, I missed that part :-[

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 01:16:50 PM »
Ath - aw, now I'm sorry too; I didn't meant to give you a hard time.   

I hope you guys at least try it out though!
Although it is just a dumb ole' icon viewer - nothing very special!
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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 03:45:16 PM »
Looks good here :up:
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now all I need is an icon editor :-[
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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 09:57:31 PM »
Looks good here :up:
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Agreed; looking quite nice.   :)

now all I need is an icon editor :-[

I've used Greenfish Icon Editor Pro for many years now.  It's free and you can find it here: http://greenfishsoftware.blogspot.com/2012/07/greenfish-icon-editor-pro.html
Another good, free option is the last freeware version of IcoFX.  You can find that version here: http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page40.html#IcoFX

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 05:21:17 PM »
^ thanks for the tips skwire :up:
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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 01:09:42 AM »
Hello BGM.
When start, got this:



Win XP, Cyrillic locale (may be that's the reason again?)

Iconus.pngNANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 06:36:23 AM »
This is really cool - I can never remember all the default Windows system icon files, so having them on a speed list is great!

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 12:38:18 AM »
Now that I've had a chance to try this out, I like it very much.  Well done, BGM.  Kudos.   :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2016: Iconus - a Handy Dandy Quickie Icon Viewer
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2016, 06:24:44 PM »
Very useful, these days I operate mostly in the dark so this can be an aide memnoire  :Thmbsup: