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I am using visual studio 2010 to write my first app. I am wondering if there is a set of icons that I could use for things like help, or login or something that come with VS or do I need to find an icon pack somewhere?
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And one more quick question: Should I use interlaced or non-interlaced .png images for backgrounds? I know interlaced is slightly larger in terms of file size, but how about for performance on the phone?
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And one more quick question: Should I use interlaced or non-interlaced .png images for backgrounds? I know interlaced is slightly larger in terms of file size, but how about for performance on the phone?
Interlaced .png images will be smoother when zooming or scrolling I would imagine, and also support transparency better than non-interlaced. By that I mean layers of non-interlaced images over top of each other will cause jittery images when moving around the screen where as interlaced ones will not, but that is all subjective to what native resolution you are running the app at as well. You should probably use non-interlaced images unless you see performance issues.

And as far as I can tell, you can use the built-in images as icons in the Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio x.x\\Common7\\VS2010ImageLibrary\\1033\\ folder in your app without restriction.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 8/1/11 at 12:36pm
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Interlaced .png images will be smoother when zooming or scrolling I would imagine, and also support transparency better than non-interlaced. By that I mean layers of non-interlaced images over top of each other will cause jittery images when moving around the screen where as interlaced ones will not, but that is all subjective to what native resolution you are running the app at as well. You should probably use non-interlaced images unless you see performance issues.

And as far as I can tell, you can use the built-in images as icons in the Program Files\\Microsoft Visual Studio x.x\\Common7\\VS2010ImageLibrary\\1033\\ folder in your app without restriction.
Thanks a ton for the info about the images.

Regarding the file you pointed me to: thanks once more, but it looks like these icons are for windows, not WP7.

I am specifically looking for a login looking icon for wp7 and I am having some trouble finding it.
Edited by SnowDrifter - 8/1/11 at 1:23pm
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Could some fellow forum members share what image pops into their head when they think of logging in / logging on? There is no right/wrong answer. I just want to know what people think of so I can cater to that. I don't care who you are, what yor are into, your status, etc.. I am just interested in your thoughts for this one
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I don't know exactly the icon(s) you're looking for, but might try deviantart
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I don't know exactly the icon(s) you're looking for, but might try deviantart
I can't search with it
It's blocked on my network under the photo sharing / nudity category

At this point, I am trying to figure out what I should search for. Please see my above post witht the large font
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Opening door.
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I have several .png files for icons. The icon itself is all white, with a blank(clear) background. In windows explorer and visual studio, it shows the background as white as well as the foreground as white so it just looks like a pure white thumbnail. Does anyone know how to change that?
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