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Icons are added as {{{icon_resources}}}
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    windows = [
            "script": "with_gui.py",
            "icon_resources": [(1, "myicon.ico")]

The same practice works as well for {{{console}}} and {{{windows}}} scripts.
The resource number does not seem to matter. Windows just takes the first existing icon.

/!\ if somebody knows how to add small and large icons, speak up...

Hm, doesn't the {{{.ico}}} file contain them?

does the resource number refers to the icon's index in the {{{.ico}}} file (if containing > 1 icons) ?

-- [mailto:dswsh@plasa.com dody wijaya]

'''How to add small and large icons'''

You must create ico file with two icons in one.
Your icon file must contain small ico (size: 16*16 pixels) and large ico (size: 32*32 pixels). For WindowsXP you probably may create a big ico (48*48) - but it's only for XP.
Almost all popular icon editors can create complex icon with small and large part in one. For instance, [http://www.x2studios.com/index.php?page=products&id=11 LiquidIcon] is a freeware icon editor that lets you combine multiple ico files of different sizes and bit-depths into a single ico file. Also available is [http://www.winterdrache.de/freeware/png2ico/ png2ico], a GPL'ed command line-only {{{.ico}}} creator capable of generating icons with multiple sizes, bit depths, and transparency settings.

Now I've managed to give an icon to my program, but when the program starts, a standard Windows icon shows up in the window's title bar and in the task bar button (instead of my custom icon). Is there a way I can fix that myself, or is that a current limitation of py2exe?

As far as putting icons on your window itself (above is just for the file in explorer I think) it depends on the gui library you are using.
For wxWindows 2.4 it would be something like this where self is a wx.Frame derived class instance
Example: {{{
    _icon = wx.EmptyIcon()
    _icon.CopyFromBitmap(wx.Bitmap("MyIcon.ico", wx.BITMAP_TYPE_ANY))

The following also works, at least in wxPython and other recent ones. {{{
    _icon = wx.Icon('MyIcon.ico', wx.BITMAP_TYPE_ICO)

CustomIcons (last edited 2011-08-05 21:58:17 by SunjayVarma)