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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
  
This code example describes how to create and add an icon to an S60 3rd Ed. application.
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This code example describes how to create and add an icon to an S60 3rd Edition application.
  
In order to create SVG icons, you must have a suitable program. One such program is [http://www.inkscape.org/ Inkscape].
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In order to create SVG icons, you must have a suitable graphics editor, for example,[http://www.inkscape.org/ Inkscape].
  
 
This snippet can be self-signed.
 
This snippet can be self-signed.
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==Steps==
 
==Steps==
  
1. Create an SVG icon on a 48x48 canvas. You can test the icon by building HelloWorldBasic application (in <tt>S60Ex</tt> directory under the SDK) with your own icon.
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1. Create an SVG icon on a 48-x-48-pixel canvas. You can test the icon by building the HelloWorldBasic application (in <tt>S60Ex</tt> directory under the SDK) with your own icon.
  
2. Save the icon in <tt>gfx</tt> folder of your application, according to the standard Symbian directory structure guidelines.
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2. Save the icon in the <tt>gfx</tt> folder of your application according to the standard Symbian directory structure guidelines.
  
3. Create <tt>group\icons_scalable_dc.mk</tt> to automatically convert the icon to Symbian mif file whenever the application is compiled:
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3. Create <tt>group\icons_scalable_dc.mk</tt> to automatically convert the icon to a Symbian .mif file whenever the application is compiled:
  
 
<code>
 
<code>
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</code>
  
'''Note!''' When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces. (If you don't, the error you would get is: "ICONS_SCALABLE_DC.MK:25: *** missing separator.  Stop.")
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'''Note:''' When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces. (Otherwise you get the error: "ICONS_SCALABLE_DC.MK:25: *** missing separator.  Stop.")
  
 
4. Edit <tt>group\bld.inf</tt> to contain the makefile created above:
 
4. Edit <tt>group\bld.inf</tt> to contain the makefile created above:
  
 
<code>
 
<code>
#ifdef EKA2 //3rd edition
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#ifdef EKA2 //3rd Edition
 
gnumakefile icons_scalable_dc.mk
 
gnumakefile icons_scalable_dc.mk
 
Application_S60_3rd_ed.mmp
 
Application_S60_3rd_ed.mmp
#else      //1st and 2nd edition
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#else      //1st and 2nd Edition
 
Application_S60_2nd_ed.mmp
 
Application_S60_2nd_ed.mmp
 
#endif
 
#endif
 
</code>
 
</code>
  
'''Note!''' Remember to run "bldmake bldfiles" after editing the bld.inf file.
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'''Note:''' Remember to run "bldmake bldfiles" after editing the bld.inf file.
  
 
5. Edit the resource file of your application (<tt>data\[app].rss</tt>) to contain the icon:
 
5. Edit the resource file of your application (<tt>data\[app].rss</tt>) to contain the icon:
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</code>
 
</code>
  
'''Note!''' The localisable application information presented above is often located in <tt>data\[app]_loc.rss</tt> file. Experience has shown that icon may not always show on the device if it is declared in the loc.rss file. If you decide to use .rss instead of loc.rss, make sure that you remove all references to loc.rss (especially <tt>localisable_resource_file</tt> declaration in <tt>APP_REGISTRATION_INFO</tt> resource in <tt>data\[app]_reg.rss</tt> and <tt>RESOURCE</tt> section in <tt>group\[app].mmp</tt>).
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'''Note:''' The localizable application information presented above is often located in <tt>data\[app]_loc.rss</tt> file. Experience has shown that an icon may not always show on the device if it is declared in the loc.rss file. If you decide to use .rss instead of loc.rss, make sure that you remove all references to loc.rss (especially the <tt>localisable_resource_file</tt> declaration in <tt>APP_REGISTRATION_INFO</tt> resource in <tt>data\[app]_reg.rss</tt> and <tt>RESOURCE</tt> section in <tt>group\[app].mmp</tt>).
  
 
6. Edit the pkg file (<tt>sis\[app].pkg</tt>):
 
6. Edit the pkg file (<tt>sis\[app].pkg</tt>):
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</code>
 
</code>
  
== See also ==
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==See also ==
  
* [http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/How_to_create_application_icon%28SVG%29_in_S60_3rd_edition How to create application icon (SVG) in S60 3rd edition]
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* [http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/How_to_create_application_icon%28SVG%29_in_S60_3rd_edition How to create application icon (SVG) in S60 3rd Edition]
  
[[Category:Symbian C++]][[Category:Graphics]][[Category:SVG]]
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[[Category:Symbian C++]][[Category:Graphics]][[Category:SVG]][[Category:Code Examples]]

Revision as of 14:54, 6 February 2008


Template:KBCS

ID CS000808 Creation date February 6, 2008
Platform S60 3rd Edition
S60 3rd Edition, FP1
S60 3rd Edition, FP2
Tested on devices Nokia E90 Communicator
Category Symbian C++ Subcategory Graphics, SVG
APIs None Classes None
Methods None    

Overview

This code example describes how to create and add an icon to an S60 3rd Edition application.

In order to create SVG icons, you must have a suitable graphics editor, for example,Inkscape.

This snippet can be self-signed.

Steps

1. Create an SVG icon on a 48-x-48-pixel canvas. You can test the icon by building the HelloWorldBasic application (in S60Ex directory under the SDK) with your own icon.

2. Save the icon in the gfx folder of your application according to the standard Symbian directory structure guidelines.

3. Create group\icons_scalable_dc.mk to automatically convert the icon to a Symbian .mif file whenever the application is compiled:

ifeq (WINS,$(findstring WINS, $(PLATFORM)))
ZDIR=$(EPOCROOT)epoc32\release\$(PLATFORM)\$(CFG)\Z
else
ZDIR=$(EPOCROOT)epoc32\data\z
endif
 
TARGETDIR=$(ZDIR)\resource\apps
ICONTARGETFILENAME=$(TARGETDIR)\Application_aif.mif
 
ICONDIR=..\gfx
 
do_nothing :
@rem do_nothing
 
MAKMAKE : do_nothing
 
BLD : do_nothing
 
CLEAN : do_nothing
 
LIB : do_nothing
 
CLEANLIB : do_nothing
 
RESOURCE :
mifconv $(ICONTARGETFILENAME) \
/c32 $(ICONDIR)\icon.svg
 
FREEZE : do_nothing
 
SAVESPACE : do_nothing
 
RELEASABLES :
@echo $(ICONTARGETFILENAME)
 
FINAL : do_nothing

Note: When editing the makefile, make sure that you use tabulators instead of spaces. (Otherwise you get the error: "ICONS_SCALABLE_DC.MK:25: *** missing separator. Stop.")

4. Edit group\bld.inf to contain the makefile created above:

#ifdef EKA2 //3rd Edition
gnumakefile icons_scalable_dc.mk
Application_S60_3rd_ed.mmp
#else //1st and 2nd Edition
Application_S60_2nd_ed.mmp
#endif

Note: Remember to run "bldmake bldfiles" after editing the bld.inf file.

5. Edit the resource file of your application (data\[app].rss) to contain the icon:

#include <appinfo.rh>
#include "Application.rls"
 
// ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
//
// r_application_localisable_app_info
//
// ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
RESOURCE LOCALISABLE_APP_INFO r_application_localisable_app_info
{
short_caption = STRING_r_app_caption_string;
caption_and_icon =
CAPTION_AND_ICON_INFO
{
caption = STRING_r_app_caption_string;
 
number_of_icons = 1;
icon_file = "\\resource\\apps\\Application_aif.mif";
};
}

Note: The localizable application information presented above is often located in data\[app]_loc.rss file. Experience has shown that an icon may not always show on the device if it is declared in the loc.rss file. If you decide to use .rss instead of loc.rss, make sure that you remove all references to loc.rss (especially the localisable_resource_file declaration in APP_REGISTRATION_INFO resource in data\[app]_reg.rss and RESOURCE section in group\[app].mmp).

6. Edit the pkg file (sis\[app].pkg):

;Language - standard language definitions
&EN,FI
 
{
"\Symbian\9.2\S60_3rd_FP1\Epoc32\Data\z\resource\apps\Application.rsc"
"\Symbian\9.2\S60_3rd_FP1\Epoc32\Data\z\resource\apps\Application.R09"
} -"!:\resource\apps\Application.rsc"
 
;Icon resources
"\Symbian\9.2\S60_3rd_FP1\Epoc32\Data\z\resource\apps\Application_aif.mif"
-"!:\resource\apps\Application_aif.mif"

See also

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