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Changing the Icon of a Windows Phone 7 Application in Visual Studio 2010

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When you Start the Windows Phone 7  Device or Emulator  you might see your App with the Default Icon .

This is the png image ApplicationIcon in your root folder of the project .

You can change the Icon by following the following steps

  • Add the Icon / png images to the Project . In the properties window , change the Build Action to Content and the Copy to Output Directory setting to Copy if newer


  • Right Click the Project – Select Properties .



  • In the Application Tab , and the Icons Combobox , select the newly added Icon file . You will see that test.png that was added recently is listed . Save the Project and run the Application .


  • You might need to close the emulator and start the application from Visual Studio for the new changes to reflect . You should see the new Icon now .

  • You can also change the title that is displayed for your Application . This can be done again at the same place where we changed the icon . You will find an option “Title” in the Deployment Options .

There are some Application Icon requirements which can be found in the Windows Phone 7 Application Certification Requirements guide.

Did you try changing the Windows Phone 7 Project Icon in Expression Blend ?? I was not able to find a way for it :(

Here’s a simple video tutorial on Creating a Sample Icon using Expression Design

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