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How to define folder for application icon while installation

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This article shows how you can use the groupName attribute in the application registration resources to specify (or create) a folder in which a newly installed app's icon should be displayed. This overrides the default behaviour which is to put the icon in the "Applications" or "My Own" folder. Note that this example shows how the resources are updated prior to S60 2nd Edition FP3 in a .aif file; in later versions the folder selection is done in the application registration file (Exampleapp_reg.rss).

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Created: kiran10182 (07 May 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (25 Jan 2012)


// Application UID
app_uid = 0x10004321;
// Caption(s) shown for the application
caption_list =
code = ELangEnglish;
caption = "ExampleApp";
// Default icon is used
num_icons = 0;
// Capabilities
embeddability = KAppNotEmbeddable;
hidden = KAppNotHidden;
newfile = KAppDoesNotSupportNewFile;
group_name = "Examples"; // Max 16 chars

Remember to include the resource file in the MMP file and the AIF file in your SIS package.

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