I have quite a few packages that I've been creating through the Setup Capture in Wise that are having Icon problems. What I mean is the shorcuts that it creates (I think there referred as smart icons) are given the default software package icon, rather then their designated icon. i try to look at the details of te shortcut and relink the icon via the "New Icon" section but the new and proper icon never sticks......its always wanting to use the default software package icon.....it isn't that big of an issue for programs that have one or two icons, because the shortcuts still function......but when I have programs that create five or six shortcuts, and they all are given the same icon....it really makes it confusing. Does anyone know what causes this or how I can go about fixing this issue.
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Hmm, never had this problem with Wise before.

Do the icons display properly within Wise Installer Editor?
Answered 02/13/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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No, it's giving them the default software installion icon for all of the shortcuts in Wise and when the MSI installs the package. I know I can delete the shortcuts, recreate the .lnk files and then add the .lnk files to the package, but that just a workaround....one that I particularly don't like, but is the only solution I know of.
Answered 02/14/2005 by: ItsMillertime4u
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So these icons in Wise; are sound like non-advertised icons?
Answered 02/14/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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I've had that problem with advertised shortcuts...
What I do now if it won't work by default is that I extract the icons with resourcehacker (find it with google, search for reshack.zip) and just really take the .ico file as the icon instead of trying to find the right one in the official executable..
Extracting the icon and using that one just works everytime..
Answered 03/21/2005 by: possamai
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I am having the same problem with my packages and when I did a search for 'icon' on the message board I could not find this post. I found this while trying to resolve a internal error problem maybe this should be under the main package development forum.

The only thing that worked was a solution I came across in Wise knowledge base. You enter the the icon exe or dll name in the icon table, I think you could give it any name but the important bit is to double click on data and browse to the exe or dll and read the binary data. Then go to the shortcut table and under icon_ select the appropriate name. I found that if the exe had more than 1 icons or where you have several programs accessing the same exe you have to specify the IconIndex no starting from 0.

Another solution I found by chance was when I compiled an erroneous package on another PC with version 5 or 5.1. I am using Wise 5.5. I have not been able to investigate but I think it may be a bug with 5.5. A package that was packaged by someone else before I got here has returned with the same issue.
Answered 08/11/2005 by: TonyDeploy
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I am having the same problem with oracle client 9i in my case even the use of an .ico file doesn't work. Wise 5.6 just does'nt want to let me change the icon it's always the same default icon.
btw. all shortcuts are non-advertised but that should'nt make a difference
Answered 08/25/2005 by: sini
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Maybe Wise is the issue here. Have you tried change the shortcuts icons by directly editing the Shortcut table?
Answered 08/31/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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