App-installed icons on Windows

Jasem Mutlaq mutlaqja at
Mon Dec 5 08:23:39 UTC 2016

We use the .qrc file to store ALL the icons we use since there can
sometimes be trouble locating them across different platforms (OSX &
Windows). This is the most reliable way to ensure you have access to your


On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Hannah von Reth <vonreth at> wrote:

> For application specific Icons you best place them in a qrc.
> But I'm not sure what the best practice is here, but I think KStars is
> already doing this and Kate maybe too.
> Kind regards,
> Hannah
> ------------------------------
> From: albertvaka at
> Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:03:37 +0100
> Subject: App-installed icons on Windows
> To: kde-windows at
> Hi,
> We have in place a solution to load the Breeze icon theme from
> "icontheme.rcc" on Windows. But how can we do to also use app-installed
> icons? Can we just register two rcc files? Should we change the code to
> load every *.rcc file in the data dir, so apps can provide their own,
> instead of limiting it to a single one?
> Albert

Best Regards,
Jasem Mutlaq
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