10/3/2008 8:33 PM
Icon editing capabilities embedded in Visual Studio 2008 are rather limited. Particularly when it comes to creating 32-bit XP or large (256x256) Vista-style icons. Of course, there is a variety of commercial icon-editing tools available, but they all include an excessive number of sophisticated features which a layman like me would never need. Instead, I was searching for a simple tool which would allow me assembling my existing graphics into 32-bit XP and Vista-styled icons for a fair price. And I found it: Axialis IconWorkshop™ Lite comes as a free plugin to VS2008 and offers basic icon creation capabilities which are, nevertheless, sufficient for common tasks.