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How to: Install the Visual Studio Image Library

The Visual Studio 2010 Image Library contains application images that appear in Microsoft Windows, the Office system, Microsoft Visual Studio, and other Microsoft software. You can use this set of over 1,000 images to create applications that look visually consistent with Microsoft software.

The image library includes three main categories of images: animations, bitmaps, and icons. A readme file, *readme.htm, is included for each major area. These readme files include information about how to use these images appropriately in your applications.

The Visual Studio Image Library is installed on your computer together with Visual Studio. To access the files in the image library, you must extract them from VS2010ImageLibrary.zip.

To install the Visual Studio 2010 Image Library

  1. Locate VS2010ImageLibrary.zip. This file is typically installed in … \Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\VS2010ImageLibrary\1033\.

  2. Right-click VS2010ImageLibrary.zip, click Extract All, and then follow the directions to extract the images.

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