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ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

In the Setup.exe tab of Suite project's release viewer, i set Setup.exe icon file,
then build this project, get the following warning:

"ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated. Setup.exe will use the default icon."

This is limitations in the evaluation version of InstallShield 2012?

Kevin
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Flexera MichaelU
Flexera

Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

I don't believe this is an evaluation limitation. Can you successfully use this icon for setup.exe in a Basic MSI or InstallScript project? Could you attach the icon's source file here for us to look into?
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Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

MichaelU wrote:
I don't believe this is an evaluation limitation. Can you successfully use this icon for setup.exe in a Basic MSI or InstallScript project? Could you attach the icon's source file here for us to look into?


Hi, Michael

The icon is extracted from system file Notepad.exe.
It's ok in the Basic MSI or InstallScript project, just for Suite project failure.

Kevin
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Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

Update: I have tried to specify a single icon file directly, it's ok in Suite project.
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BrHartmann
Pilgrim

Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

I'm running into the same issue. I'm using a .ico file which has worked fine with other non-suite IS projects for replacing the setup.exe icon. I tried some other .ico files as well, including smaller ones (the intended one supports up to 256 x 256, 32bit for full win7 support, but I also tried an older 48x48 (also 32bit) icon). I cleared the read-only flag on the .ico file, but this didn't help.

Since I haven't seen a flood of reports of this error, and Kevin indicated it now works for him, it sounds like this is intermittent, or only affects certain users. Can anyone shed some light on other potential causes or workarounds for this problem?

Thank you.
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Dennis_Marks
Flexera beginner

Icon Issue

I have seen this in the suite packages with all scenario's. The Icons we use work fine in the basic MSI packages. Is there a specific requirement for the suite icon?
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CoreyZ
Pilgrim

Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

I also am having issues. My ico file works in basic msi packages just fine but will not work on the suite project. I have the full premier edition, not the evaluation.
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Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

The attached zip file contains a fix for the original problem reported, the issue with specifying an icon from within a non .ico file.

To apply this fix please follow the instructions below
- Close all instances of the IDE
- Make a backup of ISToolsU9.dll from the System folder below the InstallShield 2012 installation folder
- Drop the new file in place
- Open IDE and build

If there are any problems please let me know.

This fix is targeted specifically for the problem with non .ico files. I have not been able to reproduce the problem of using an ico file in house so if you are experiencing this problem could you please provide file that can be used to demonstrate this issue and I will take a look.
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BrHartmann
Pilgrim

Re: ISDEV : warning -7212: The icon for the setup.exe could not be updated

Thanks for the hotfix John. I thought I'd give it a try even though you mentioned it targetted the non-ICO file case, but it did in fact fix the issue I was having using a .ICO file, so all is well now. Wanted to mention it for others who are also using .ICO files and facing this issue.
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jonathanqis
Flexera beginner

Problems specifying my exes icon

I happen to have created an executable in Visual Studio that has its icon declared as a string id i.e. "APPICON" against the ico file. I get the same warning message -7212 when i try to use that icon from that executable file but no problems when using the source ico file from the HDD. N.B. My project is an Installscript MSI one.
Could this be causing your warning ?

I tried the fix you suggested and replaced the ISToolsU9.dll, but it did not fix the warning.
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