Select device icon in the Device Metadata Authoring Wizard

You can specify the icon that appears for a device in Windows. Icons must have a transparent backgrounds and smooth edges. They must also meet the following format and size requirements:

  • 256 x 256: 32-bit + Alpha
  • 48 x 48: 32-bit + Alpha
  • 48 x 48: 8-bit 256 color
  • 48 x 48: 4-bit 16 color
  • 32 x 32: 32-bit + Alpha
  • 32 x 32: 8-bit 256 color
  • 32 x 32: 4-bit 16 color
  • 24 x 24: 32-bit + Alpha
  • 24 x 24: 8-bit 256 color
  • 24 x 24: 4-bit 16 color
  • 16 x 16: 32-bit + Alpha
  • 16 x 16: 8-bit 256 color
  • 16 x 16: 4-bit 16 color

To specify an icon for your device

  1. Click the Icon tab.
  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you have an icon for your device, drop the file from your computer onto the black Drop Device Icon Here area. Or, you can click Browse and select the icon file. Note If you're running the device metadata authoring tool as an administrator, you must use the Browse button to select the icon file.
-   If you don't have an icon of your own, click **Next**. Windows assigns a generic icon based on the primary category that you specify in the **Categories** tab.