[ICON][TOOL] Resource DLL Generator

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By jwoegerbauer, Senior Member on 19th January 2014, 08:08 PM
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In order to replace the mostly horrible icons on Windows's "Desktop Screen", means make them look
as icons in Modern UI style, i.e. flat tiles instead of icons, I have created tool "ResourceDLLGenerator"
which allows you to generate from an icon (tile) set you provide a so-called resource DLL.

If you will it's somehow the counterpart to OblyTile, which is applicable for the Windows 8 "Start Screen" only.


Example screenshot:


I take no responsibilty for any problems or damage whatsoever arising from the use of this software.
Do everything at your own risk! Thanks for your understanding. Also, this software relies on other products
capabilities to perform the operations described. All rights on these products are property of the respective

What is it?

Creates from given icon (tile) set(s) a 32-bit resource DLL useable with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

What is needed?

1. Resource Hacker (included)
2. Microsoft Resource Compiler (included)
3. MortScript (included)

How to use?

Download the ZIP and move extracted folder "ResourceDLLGenerator" to HDD in any location of your wish.

Put the icon (tile) set(s) of your choice in subfolder ICO, each icon (tile) set as another subfolder, example


Run RC-RES-DLL-Generator.exe

If all went well, the resource DLLs created are located in subfolder DLL.

You may move these DLLs into C:\Windows\System32 folder

Which files can be processed?

ICO files that can be handled by RC.

What resources are processed?

Currently, only ICON resources are processed.

Revision History

2014-01-31 First release
Last edited by jwoegerbauer; 5th February 2014 at 01:56 PM. Reason: link renewed
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2nd February 2014, 08:26 AM |#2  
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thx for sharing, will give it a try asap
7th February 2014, 08:59 AM |#3  
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