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Aha! The XP "bad color" icon problem, redux

On a whim, I changed my display from "32-bit" color depth to "16-bit" color depth, and the icons in CityDesk started looking good again. Whatever the icon painting code is doing, it's apparently mis-identifying 32-bit color mode as some sort of "low" color mode.

Brad Wilson
Friday, December 28, 2001

Microsoft "claims" this was fixed in SP3 but it apparently isn't...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q223126

or maybe it is for the form icon but not for image lists or something...

I'm seeing this under win2k also... weird.

Michael H. Pryor
Sunday, December 30, 2001

I definitely installed VS6 SP4 after CityDesk, and the color problem persists, so I don't think that that's what's happening. I doesn't necessarily look compressed, inasmuch as it looks like it's using a 16-color version instead of a 256-color version.

Brad Wilson
Monday, December 31, 2001

I have an additional datapoint.

The problem doesn't seem to manifest itself with all icons, only some of them. The ones that seem to be a problem are the folder icon, the article icon, and the "unknown file type" icon. The icon for XML files seems to be the right size and color quantity.

How's that for goofy? ;)

Brad Wilson
Saturday, January 05, 2002

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