SystemIcons SystemIcons SystemIcons SystemIcons Class


Each property of the SystemIcons class is an Icon object for Windows system-wide icons. This class cannot be inherited.

public ref class SystemIcons sealed
public sealed class SystemIcons
type SystemIcons = class
Public NotInheritable Class SystemIcons


The following code example demonstrates how to load a bitmap from an Icon handle, using the GraphicsUnit enumeration, and the use of the Round method to draw the rectangle bounds of a bitmap.

This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form that contains a button named Button2. Paste the code into the form and associate this method with the button's Click event.

void Button2_Click( System::Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   Bitmap^ bitmap1 = Bitmap::FromHicon( SystemIcons::Hand->Handle );
   Graphics^ formGraphics = this->CreateGraphics();
   GraphicsUnit units = GraphicsUnit::Point;
   RectangleF bmpRectangleF = bitmap1->GetBounds( units );
   Rectangle bmpRectangle = Rectangle::Round( bmpRectangleF );
   formGraphics->DrawRectangle( Pens::Blue, bmpRectangle );
   delete formGraphics;
private void Button2_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)

    Bitmap bitmap1 = Bitmap.FromHicon(SystemIcons.Hand.Handle);
    Graphics formGraphics = this.CreateGraphics();
    GraphicsUnit units = GraphicsUnit.Point;

    RectangleF bmpRectangleF = bitmap1.GetBounds(ref units);
    Rectangle bmpRectangle = Rectangle.Round(bmpRectangleF);
    formGraphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, bmpRectangle);
Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
    ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click

    Dim bitmap1 As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromHicon(SystemIcons.Hand.Handle)
    Dim formGraphics As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
    Dim units As GraphicsUnit = GraphicsUnit.Point
    Dim bmpRectangleF As RectangleF = bitmap1.GetBounds(units)
    Dim bmpRectangle As Rectangle = Rectangle.Round(bmpRectangleF)
    formGraphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Blue, bmpRectangle)
End Sub


Application Application Application Application

Gets an Icon object that contains the default application icon (WIN32: IDI_APPLICATION).

Asterisk Asterisk Asterisk Asterisk

Gets an Icon object that contains the system asterisk icon (WIN32: IDI_ASTERISK).

Error Error Error Error

Gets an Icon object that contains the system error icon (WIN32: IDI_ERROR).

Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

Gets an Icon object that contains the system exclamation icon (WIN32: IDI_EXCLAMATION).

Hand Hand Hand Hand

Gets an Icon object that contains the system hand icon (WIN32: IDI_HAND).

Information Information Information Information

Gets an Icon object that contains the system information icon (WIN32: IDI_INFORMATION).

Question Question Question Question

Gets an Icon object that contains the system question icon (WIN32: IDI_QUESTION).

Shield Shield Shield Shield

Gets an Icon object that contains the shield icon.

Warning Warning Warning Warning

Gets an Icon object that contains the system warning icon (WIN32: IDI_WARNING).

WinLogo WinLogo WinLogo WinLogo

Gets an Icon object that contains the Windows logo icon (WIN32: IDI_WINLOGO).


Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to