The WinForms Notepad Project: Icons and Open Files (Premium)


First, the application icon, since the default Windows Forms icon is obviously pretty ugly. Here, we have a number of choices: We could make our own icon, which would be preferable. We could extract an icon from an existing application and use that. Or we could download an icon from the web.

For now, let’s just use Notepad’s icon, since that’s what we’re cloning. But in the future, we’ll want to replace it with a unique icon of our own.

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