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How do I set the main window icon in Tkx?

by SuicideJunkie (Vicar)
on Jan 30, 2014 at 22:33 UTC ( #1072746=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by SuicideJunkie on Jan 30, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
Q&A  > GUI Programming


The standard icon is a little "Tk" but I want a custom image there instead.

Answer: How do I set the main window icon in Tkx?
contributed by SuicideJunkie

To load a color image from a file for the icon:

my $mw = Tkx::widget->new('.'); my $img = Tkx::image_create_photo(-file => 'icon.gif'); $mw->g_wm_iconphoto($img);

If you have embedded data to use instead of a file (note the -data instead of -file in create_photo):

#Pack hardcoded GIF bytes: my $icon = pack('C*' ,71,73,70,56,57,97,64,0,64,0,247,0,0,84,186, ... my $mw = Tkx::widget->new('.'); my $img = Tkx::image_create_photo(-data => $icon); $mw->g_wm_iconphoto($img);

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