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Visual Basic® .NET by Example by Bob Donald, Gabriel Oancea

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Images and Icons

Icons are images that have a standard predefined size. Icons are usually 16 pixels high by 16 pixels wide or 32 pixels high by 32 pixels wide (or more commonly referred to as a small icon and large icon). Icon files usually contain a small version and a large version of the same image to allow applications the option of displaying either size.

Icons are used in user interfaces to aid users in understanding how a particular application works. For example, icons are used in menus that effectively associate a picture with a particular action the user can perform in the application. Then, whenever the user sees this picture, he should ...

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