Saving and Loading Different Color Palettes (Image Editor for Icons)
You can save and load a Colors palette that contains customized colors. (By default, the Colors palette most recently used is automatically loaded when you start Visual Studio.)
Since the Image editor has no means to restore the default Colors palette, you should save the default Colors palette under a name such as standard.pal or default.pal so that you can easily restore the default settings.
To save a custom colors palette
From the Image menu, choose Save Palette.
Navigate to the directory where you want to save the palette, and type a name for the palette.
To load a custom colors palette
From the Image menu, choose Load Palette.
In the Load Color Palette dialog box, navigate to the correct directory and select the palette you want to load. Color palettes are saved with a .pal file extension.
For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Applications in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resources strings to properties, see Walkthrough: Localizing Windows Forms and Walkthrough: Using Resources for Localization with ASP.NET.