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Creating Customized Graphics

Before preparing graphics for the logo, consult your license agreement to verify that the particular customization is legally available to you.

Windows Update Setup

Graphic

Size and type

Additional notes

Left vertical

162-by-312 pixel 256-color .bmp file

The vertical icon appears on the first Windows Update Setup wizard page.

Top horizontal

496-by-56 pixel 256-color .bmp file

The horizontal icon appears on all pages in the wizard after the first page. The top horizontal banner needs to be light, like a "watermark," to allow text in the user interface to be readable.

Internet Explorer Browser

For an illustration of where the various graphics appear in your customized browser, see How Customization Works.

Graphic

Size and type

Additional notes

Static logo

38-by-38 pixel and
22-by-22 pixel .bmp files

Create two 256-color bitmaps (38-by-38 pixels and 22-by-22 pixels). Save the files in the custom bitmap folder (CIE\Bitmaps). When the browser is not active, the first frame of the animated logo is used as your static logo.

Animated logo

38-by-38 pixel and
22-by-22 pixel .bmp files for each animation frame

For each animation frame, create two 256-color bitmaps (38-by-38 pixels and 22-by-22 pixels). Save the files in the custom bitmap folder (CIE\Bitmaps). When the browser is not active, the first frame of the animated logo is used as your static logo.

Use the IEAK animated bitmap tools to stack the bitmaps in the correct format and build the animated logo. The animated logo must contain a vertical stack of animation cell images that follow Internet Explorer animation rules.

Animation rules for the Intenet Explorer logo

  • Cells 1 through 4 are lead-in cells, which are played when Internet Explorer begins to browse.

  • Cells 5 through X, where X is the total number of cells, loop until the browse operation is complete.

Toolbar background

No specific dimensions

Background should be the size of the toolbar and light enough to show black text.

Browser toolbar button

Two icon files, with black-and-white and color images for active and inactive states

For more information, see Designing Toolbar Icons for Internet Explorer.

Icons for Favorites list

A 16-by-16 pixel .bmp file for each item you want to customize

 

Autorun splash screen (if you distribute your custom package on a CD)

540-by-357 pixel bitmap, displayed when the user inserts the CD

Before you create the splash screen, you need to convert any 24-bit images to 256-color identity palette. See Create a Bitmap for the Autorun Splash Screen for more information.

Internet Connection Wizard, Internet Sign-up

Graphic

Size and type

Top image, appearing in the upper-right corner of the Internet Connection wizard

49-by-49 pixel .bmp file

Vertical image, appearing on the left side of screens in the Internet Connection wizard

164-by-458 pixel .bmp file

Dd346739.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note 

  • The Internet Connection wizard is not available for serverless sign-up.

Windows Address Book Directory Service (Used in Outlook Express)

Size and type

Additional notes

134-by-38 pixel .bmp file

Use the Windows 16-color palette.


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